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Governor Wolf Announces $5 Million Available for Workforce Program Linking Teachers with Local Employers

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter October 23, 2019 Education,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that $5 million in grants is available to enable teachers to visit local employers and learn the skills and industry trends that will enhance their classroom instruction, student learning, and career readiness. The investment achieves the governor’s budget goal of nearly doubling funding for the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program this year.“The Teacher in the Workplace program lets teachers spend time at local employers to learn about the evolving skills students will need to compete for good local jobs,” said Governor Wolf. “Teachers bring that experience back to their classrooms to develop better lesson plans and prepare students for jobs in their community.“This program prepares students for a successful career, creates a stronger workforce for local employers, and builds connections for local economies.”Education agencies and local workforce development boards are eligible to apply for the Teacher in the Workplace grants. Two types of grants are available.Teacher in the Workplace Targeted Grants, administered by the Department of Education, provide up to $25,000 to local education agencies to expand career readiness and work-based learning experiences. The application deadline is November 20, 2019.Teacher in the Workplace Advancing Grants, administered by the Department of Labor & Industry, encourage educators to develop partnerships with businesses with up to $50,000 for local workforce development boards, as well as up to $125,000 for schools and school districts that focus on underserved communities. The application deadline is December 23, 2019.“We know that Pennsylvania’s position in the global economy depends on a workforce with the right skills and relevant training,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “Teacher in the Workplace offers K-12 educators real world, employer-based experiences that they can use to inform classroom instruction and prepare students for college, career and community success.”“These programs provide educators with invaluable opportunities to interact with local businesses and provide students with work-relevant skills that put them on a solid career path for future success,” said Labor & Industry Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “TIW programs provide teachers with a better understanding of in-demand careers, the skills necessary to succeed in the workplace, and how the subjects they teach connect to the world beyond the classroom.”Earlier this year, Governor Wolf announced nearly $2.6 million in Teacher in the Workplace grants supporting 59 programs in Pennsylvania.The Teacher in the Workplace grants from L&I are funded at 100 percent through federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act and from PDE through Title II, Part A, Every Student Succeeds Act to help all students to have the information and tools needed to gain awareness of college and career pathways to make informed decisions regarding their postsecondary future.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart.center_img Governor Wolf Announces $5 Million Available for Workforce Program Linking Teachers with Local Employerslast_img read more

Wisconsin stalls Michigan comeback in 3rd-straight win

first_imgCassie Rochel only played 14 minutes, but helped launch UW to victory with nine key points.[/media-credit]In a thrilling 66-60 victory over the Michigan Wolverines Monday night, the Wisconsin women’s basketball team finally proved its resiliency.Junior guard Taylor Wurtz sunk a layup to put the Badgers (8-13, 4-5 Big Ten) up by two with 3:29 remaining, and Bobbie Kelsey’s squad never looked back, staving off a late Michigan (16-6, 5-4 Big Ten) comeback. With a seemingly secure 16-point lead early in the second half, the Wolverines came back in full force with a 16-0 run that tied things up at 47.But forward Cassie Rochel and Wurtz hit the nerve-wracking free throws that have cost them numerous games this season to put away the conference’s fifth-ranked team.“I think early on we were really learning how to play,” Kelsey said. “Again, when you lose a lot of your scoring from last year, a lot of these players haven’t been in these situations in the game. They’ve been on the bench cheering, but when you’re in the game it’s different, you have to make the play.”The win – which marked the Badgers’ third conference win in a row, their longest such streak of the season – also saw a momentum-changing three-pointer from veteran guard Jade Davis just under the 2:30 mark. Davis tied a season high with 13 points.Moving the ball around smoothly on the offensive end and proving that they are effectively adjusting to Kelsey’s new system, the Badgers jumped out to a 10-point lead at halftime. Surrendering just 16 points in the opening period, Wisconsin allowed Michigan to nearly triple that number in the latter half with 44.But UW relied on role players like the 6-foot-4 Rochel – who scored seven key points in the final five minutes – to pull off the upset on the Kohl Center hardwood.“Our biggest strength as a team is just staying together during pressure situations,” Wurtz said. “And I think that we’ve learned how to hit big shots down the end, and obviously we have things to work on, but we’re learning how to play better defense towards the end.”The Badgers continued to struggle from beyond the arc all game, shooting just 28.6 percent from three-point range, but ended the night with a 44.6 percentage from the floor thanks to a combination of high-percentage layups and quality jumpers.Allowing the Wolverines back into the contest with a string of turnovers (which Michigan turned into 16 points in the game) and throwing the ball up from outside despite tough looks, guard Morgan Paige said her teammates learned from their mistakes earlier this year.“Even when they went on the run, we didn’t get down on each other, we didn’t disband,” she said. “If anything, we tried even harder to get closer in that huddle and make sure we were setting up the next play on offense, and just knowing that we could come out of it. And I think that’s due to the experience in earlier games this season where we have fallen apart.”The Badgers limited standout Michigan center Rachel Sheffer to just five points in the first half, but she was a key part of UM’s comeback with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting in the final 20 minutes of the game. Though Wisconsin struggled for consistency much of the game, Wurtz – the Badgers’ leading scorer with 15.8 points per game – finished with a team-high 21 points. Converting 53.8 percent of her shots on 7 of 13 shooting, Wurtz missed only one of her shots from the charity stripe and sealed the victory by sinking three free throws in the final 36 seconds.Still dwelling in the bottom half of the conference standings at No. 8 after defeating the Wolverines, Kelsey had a renewed sense of confidence in her team as the development and improvement visible at many moments this season finally translated into a ‘W.’“I want them to look back on their experience and say ‘we gave it our all,’” Kelsey said. “Not I wish I could have, should have, would have, didn’t, it’s over. You’re only out here a short time, and if you go out there and fight and scrap, you have a chance. If you don’t, you won’t win, it’s just that simple for me.”“But we’re very proud of them, we’re going to keep working.”last_img read more

Shooting: India’s Elavenil claims her maiden World Cup gold medal

first_img Written By WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Last Updated: 30th August, 2019 15:10 IST Shooting: India’s Elavenil Claims Her Maiden World Cup Gold Medal The fast-rising Elavenil Valarivan claimed her maiden senior World Cup gold medal.The 20-year-old shot 251.7 in the finals leading India to extend its dominance The fast-rising Elavenil Valarivan claimed her maiden senior World Cup gold medal, finishing on top in the women’s 10m air rifle competition but fancied teammates Anjum Moudgil and Apurvi Chandela ended outside the medal bracket at the ISSF Rifle/Pistol Stage event here. In her debut year at the senior level, the 20-year-old Elavenil shot 251.7 in the finals to help India extend their new-found dominance in the event, leaving behind Seonaid Mcintosh of Britain, who won silver with an effort of 250.6 on Wednesday. India has now won three out of the four World Cup gold medals in the women’s 10m air this year.CWG 2022 | Shooter Heena Sidhu And National Rifle Association Back IOA’s Call To Boycott Event Over Non-inclusion Of ShootingElavenil is a junior World Cup gold-medallist besides being an Asian champion. Chinese Taipei’s Ying-Shin Lin won bronze as well as one of the two Tokyo 2020 quota places on offer. The second quota was won by Iran. India is already assured of a quota in this event. Gujarat’s Elavenil had earlier pipped her senior Anjum in qualification, with an impressive 629.4 to the world No.2s 629.1 as they took the fourth and fifth spots through to the eight-woman final. World number one and finals world record holder Apurvi failed to qualify for the finals, finishing 11th with a score of 627.7. READ: Assam Rifles Team Aces It At World Police And Fire Games, Bags Five Gold Medals In ChinaSuch has been India’s supremacy that Mehuli Ghosh, shooting in the non-competition Minimum Qualification Score (MQS) section, shot a 629.1, which could have earned her a final spot as well. Anjum led the finals field after the first five shots. Seonaid began as the Indian finished and the eight finalists bunched closely at the top. The Briton then attempted to pull ahead after 10 shots as Anjum had a poor second series to go down to fifth by the 12th shot. However, Elavenil, who was shooting brilliantly, went ahead of Seonaid. American Mary Tucker was the first to be eliminated in eighth place after the 12th shot.CWG 2022 | Indian Olympic Association Mulls Boycott After Non Inclusion Of Shooting In Commonwealth Games 2022Korea’s Kim, then went out in seventh after the 14th shot at which stage there were three athletes, including Elavenil and Seonaid, who were jointly in the lead with a score of 147.1. Anjum maintained her fourth place at that stage. Anjum finished fifth losing to Romania’s Laura-Georgeta Coman. The Indian shot a 10.1 to Coman’s 10.4 to go out in fifth. Meanwhile, Elavenil was dishing out a master-class with a series of high 10s, which saw her maintain a 1.4 points lead with four shots of the 24-shot final to go. Seonaid and Elavenil battled till the end, but it was the Indian who prevailed for a milestone win.READ: Tokyo 2020 Paratriathlon Test Shortened Due To Bad Water QualityIn the Women’s 25m Pistol, Annu Raj Singh, making a comeback to the India squad, shot a solid 292 in the precision stage to set herself in 12th spot ahead of the Rapid Fire round on Thursday, preceding the final.  Compatriot Chinky Yadav shot 290 to lie in 17thplace while Abhidnya Ashok Patil shot 286 to be further back in 43rdspot. In the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions competition, there was a qualification world record in the first elimination round itself as Austria’s Jan Lochbihler shot 1188 to set the new mark. India’s Sanjeev Rajput shot 1170 in the first elimination round to sail through with a 14thspot finish. He will now shoot the qualifying round on Thursday for a shot in the finals. So will Parul Kumar, who finished 10th in his elimination round with a score of 1169. Chain Singh shot 1163 in the same round along with Sanjeev to end in 27th position. Thursday has as many as three finals on the schedule beginning with the men’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions, followed by the women’s 25m Pistol and the men’s 10m Air Pistol being the concluding final of the day. READ: Cannot Interfere But Will Explore Diplomatic Channels To Get Shooting Back In CWG: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju LIVE TV Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. 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Grizz Gaming announces FedEx sponsorship

first_imgThe Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA 2K League team, Grizz Gaming, have announced a new team sponsorship with FedEx.The delivery company is actually headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee and already holds a major partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies as the title company of the team’s home court, FedExForum Arena. This partnership will see FedEx advertisement on Grizz Gaming’s virtual home court just like their NBA counterpart. According to the announcement FedEx will also present custom-branded digital content features through social media and digital channels.Credit: Grizz GamingLang Whitaker, Grizz Gaming General Manager commented on the partnership: “Grizz Gaming is thrilled to team up with such an esteemed, locally-based and globally-focused organization in FedEx. We’re excited to build on an already great relationship and further engage with the greater Memphis community and beyond through multiple avenues in this endeavor.”Jason Wexler, President of Business Operations for Grizz Gaming added: “We are extremely pleased for Grizz Gaming to team with FedEx and further build upon our strong relationship. In continuing with our inaugural season, we are eager to collaborate with FedEx in building a connection with an esports fan base that continues to be bolstered by the NBA 2K League.”This is seemingly the first major esports sponsorship for FedEx while Grizz Gaming holds partnerships with America’s Navy and Alienware as well.Patrick Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President of Integrated Marketing and Communications for FedEx said the company is looking forward to furthering its impact in esports: “Esports and competitive gaming are rapidly evolving and offer engaging digital opportunities for the FedEx brand to reach new audiences. We’re proud to be able to enter this new dimension in sports sponsorship by building on one of our most successful sports sponsorships and teaming up with the Memphis Grizzlies and Grizz Gaming for its inaugural season.”Esports Insider says: Another day, another NBA 2K league sponsor. What’s better than a non-endemic sponsor? A local non-endemic sponsor! This is great to see for the Grizz organisation with FedEx holding their headquarters in Memphis. Regardless of what some might think about the beginning of the league, companies obviously have faith in it.last_img read more