MERCER, Pa., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino continued the "Jobs that Pay" tour today at a business roundtable with the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and a tour of the All-Clad Metals manufacturing facility in Canonsburg.
The business roundtable with the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce included discussion of the state's latest workforce development initiatives, such as the newly developed Office of Apprenticeship, business education grants, improvements to JobGateway®, micro-stackable credentials, and the implementation and refinement of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
"These roundtable discussions are a vital resource in the state's workforce development efforts," Sec. Manderino said. "I welcome the opportunity to sit down with business leaders in different areas of the state to get a sense of what each locality needs from us to help improve their hiring and training needs. The Jobs that Pay tour has allowed me to make these connections easily, and to share the work and achievements that the department has realized as well."
Sec. Manderino's stop at All-Clad Metals included a tour of the facility, as well as a discussion about the company's recent hiring trends and their needs for further hiring, training, and retaining workers. The secretary heard from the All-Clad executive staff about the apprenticeship training program and what has worked for them in implementing this program.
All-Clad, originally Clad Metals, started during the steel age in 1967 as a small metallurgical company that specialized in formulating bounded metals for a variety of industries. Today, from its own mill in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, All-Clad is the only merged cookware manufacturer to use American craftsmen and American-made metals to produce a line of superior cookware. The company employs 260+ people in Canonsburg, 200 of them members of United Steelworkers Local 3403.
"I am thrilled about the impressive work that All-Clad is doing right here in Pennsylvania," Sec. Manderino said "This is a company that is taking the initiative to pursue high tech manufacturing to create a product that is both expertly-crafted and American-made. All-Clad's commitment to local manufacturing and its workforce is evident in the 200 U.S. steelworkers employed there, and they are to be commended for this attainment."
The Jobs that Pay tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.
For more information about All-Clad Metals, visit http://www.all-clad.com/.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry