Jan. 29, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today the Department of Labor and Industry has awarded the Veterans Leadership Program a $200,000 grant for workforce development projects in western Pennsylvania.

The Veterans Leadership Program is working to decrease veteran unemployment rates by providing opportunities for certificates and trainings in marketable job skills, connecting veterans to employers and providing financial assistance for employment-related expenses. This program serves 28 counties in Pennsylvania, including Mercer County.

“Our veterans can be an asset to almost any industry,” Wentling said. “In addition to learning a lot of useful skills during their service to our country, our veterans are selfless, hard-working and reliable. This funding will go a long way toward connecting these qualified jobseekers with the right employers.”

The grants were awarded using reemployment funds.

Representative Parke Wentling
7th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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