SB 83 Supports Training for Firefighter and EMS Volunteers
Today at 11:00 a.m., the Senate Education Committeewill consider Senate Bill 83, which establishes a pilot program for training firefighter and emergency services volunteers. Community colleges have provided training for Pennsylvania’s firefighters and emergency services personnel for decades, including programs for secondary school students in partnership with local school districts.
About a year ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) highlighted how Northampton Community College was supporting the local manufacturing industry through a Micro-credentials in Manufacturing program. The college has been able to continue training workers for careers in the manufacturing industry during the pandemic, thanks in part to support from DCED.
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