The state of Pennsylvania is investing an additional $10 million into an apprenticeship and job training program called PAsmart. The initiative is meant to strengthen the commonwealth's middle class and increase the amount of skilled workers in the economy, to ultimately attract more industry.
PAsmart will distribute this money through competitive grants to places such as chambers of commerce, post-secondary institutions and labor organizations.
Gov. Tom Wolf says there are currently 16,000 registered apprentices in the commonwealth.