LEBANON, Pa., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino today toured Carpenters Training and Education Fund of Greater Pennsylvania Lebanon Training Center as part of Gov. Wolf's Jobs That Pay tour.
The 7,200 sq. ft. North Lebanon Township facility is equipped with the highest quality materials and machinery designed to prepare the next generation of carpenters for a solid and challenging career.
"Lebanon's program of on-the-job training turns enthusiastic apprentices into experienced journeymen in great-paying jobs," Sec. Manderino said. "It was rewarding to have an opportunity to talk with these men and women who are learning at they earn and working toward a successful career."
The tour included all areas of training, including floor laying, millwork, and general carpentry. Apprentices choose their area of expertise so training can be focused from day-one. Importantly, wages are paid from the first hour of employment at the negotiated pay scale, so apprentices really are learning and earning.
The training program is approved by the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and is registered with the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Council. All of the apprentices are registered by the Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, and a certificate of completion is issued at the completion of a four-year program.
All apprentices are required to attend four, 40-hour training sessions each year of the four-year program. Sessions are scheduled once every three months. Initial training begins in the classroom with safety, mathematics and other fundamentals, followed by comprehensive hands-on training in the shop areas.
The Lebanon training center operates under the direction of the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Training Program of Greater Pennsylvania.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry