Governor Wolf announces funding for Somerset County Navy supplier to train apprentices for manufacturing jobs


Governor Tom Wolf today announced more than $ 20,000 in new funding for Global / SFC Valve Inc., through the Pennsylvania Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship Scholarship Program (Apprenticeship Program), a program statewide that offers assistance with registered apprenticeship programs.

“Apprenticeship program funding is mutually beneficial to businesses and ready-to-learn apprentices, allowing Global / SFC Valve, Inc. to specifically train apprentices for in-demand machinist positions to support their operations – one being a critical supplier to the United States Navy – while also channeling trainees. in manufacturing careers, ”Governor Wolf said. “My administration is proud to support Global / SFC Valve, Inc. as they strategically grow and provide new opportunities in Somerset County. “

The project received $ 21,203, which will allow Global / SFC Valve Inc. to train three apprentices to become machinists capable of working on Navy nuclear valves for US aircraft carriers and submarines.

Although one of the major suppliers to the United States Navy, in a rural area, Global / SFC Valve Inc. has struggled to hire experienced machinists. This funding will support on-the-job training in addition to classroom training for apprentices.

“Global is very grateful for this grant to fund our learning program. Over the past two years, we have organized courses for two of our seasoned employees to receive their journeyman papers. We also have three recent graduates from area school districts who have started this program. These apprentices are eager to learn valuable new skills while earning their salary, ”said Linda Heining, President and CEO of Global / SFC Valve Inc ..

Global / SFC Valve Inc. provides the highest quality in-process replenishment systems, as well as standard valves and fluid control systems, as well as many other marine products and services to the US Navy.

The Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship program aims to increase the availability of apprenticeships for Pennsylvania employers to assist them in recruiting and developing their talents. Funding is provided to eligible applicants with the goal of achieving the goal of increasing accessibility to learning statewide. Eligible uses of funds include expenses related to education that complements on-the-job learning.

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