Daley celebrates $100K grant for Montco workforce development

CONSHOHOCKEN, March 6 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, today announced that the Montgomery County Workforce Development Board, also known as MontcoWorks, received $100,472 in strategic funding to help prepare students and young adults for successful careers.

The grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will help provide summer internships through the State/Local Internship Program, referred to as SLIP.

“Whether statewide or right here at home through the MontcoWorks program, whatever we can do to prepare young people for better jobs and increased opportunity benefits everybody,” Daley said. “This is an investment that will pay off by strengthening our future workforce, and I thank all who contributed to helping Montgomery County secure its funding.”

L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak announced more than $4.7 million in statewide funding on Thursday. That includes SLIP funding to 21 local Workforce Development boards, including Montgomery County, that submitted proposals.

The program, funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, helps young adults develop workforce preparation skills by providing participants with their first work experience.

It operates for eight weeks, from May 1-Aug. 28, offering wages of at least $10.35 an hour for young adults between 16 and 24.