$384,000 Grant awarded to support Schuylkill County Internships

HARRISBURG – The Department of Labor and Industry announced over $4.7 million in grants to support the State/Local Internship Program, including $384,000 to the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Development Board, according to State Senator David G. Argall.  These grants will support nearly 1,500 summer internships across Pennsylvania.

“My first internship opened so many doors for me,” said Argall.  “This grant will give many young people a chance to find an industry that interests them and start them down the path to a meaningful and productive career.”

These grants have helped place almost 200 youth and young adults in internships in Schuylkill County over the past 2 years.  The program helps bridge the gap between education institutions, workforce development programs, and private industry, and ensure that young adults have access to work experience opportunities that otherwise may not be afforded to them. 

To get more information about these internships, stop by the PA CareerLink office located at 203 E Arch Street in Pottsville.  

Contact: Jim Brugger

717.787.2637