Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thank Your Senator for Passing Industry Partnership Legislation

Last week, legislation putting the Industry Partnership program into statute passed out of the Senate with a vote of 40-9.  The last step for this important legislation is for it to be voted out of the House without amendment in the next few weeks.  Please take a moment to thank your Senator if he or she voted for the bill.  Below is a sample letter that you might want to use.
Dear Senator,

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for voting for Senate Bill 1409, the Industry Partnership legislation. This program gives Pennsylvania the opportunity to increase productivity and competitiveness in our Commonwealth and is highly valued by employers statewide.

As you know, Industry Partnerships consist of groups of businesses with similar product markets and skill needs that identify and address their common workforce education and training issues. These partnerships currently include more than 6,300 employers in Pennsylvania and have trained more than 73,000 individuals. Industry Partnerships are unique in that they are employer-driven. They train workers for jobs that the industry needs, as opposed to traditional training that often trained for jobs that didn't exist.

We are so pleased to know that you support the Industry Partnership program, and thank you again for helping it to take another step forward.

For more facts on the Industry Partnership program and for ways that you can support it, please visit www.workforcepa.com.  Also, please take a look at our video on how employers and workers in Delaware County have benefited from the Industry Partnership program.

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