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New Citizens Bank Regional Maritime Training Center to Provide Training Opportunities for Philadelphia’s Maritime Industry Workers

PHILADELPHIA – Hundreds of current and future workers within Greater Philadelphia’s growing maritime industry will have access to specialized training programs under an initiative announced today by Citizens Bank, the Collegiate Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development, PhilaPort and Philadelphia Works.

Representatives from the four organizations gathered at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia to announce the creation of the Citizens Bank Regional Maritime Training Center – a first-of-its-kind workforce development initiative that will provide formal, enhanced training opportunities such as forklift certification and recertification, yard jockey training and OSHA safety training. The center is being funded through a $100,000 contribution from Citizens Bank and a mix of public and private funding sources.

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State Awards $385,314 Grant to Train Port Workers in Transportation, Logistics, and Warehousing

The Philadelphia Inquirer
http://www.philly.com/philly/business/State-gives-385314-grant-to-train-new-and-current-port-workers.html

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016;
by Linda Loyd

Pennsylvania has awarded a $385,314 grant to a consortium of five area community colleges and Drexel University to train new and existing port workers in transportation, logistics, and warehousing skills.

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Port of Philadelphia Needs Skilled Workers, Area Schools to Launch Training Program

Philadelphia Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2016/11/18/delaware-river-port-philadelphia-drexel-job-search.htm

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016;

by Michelle Caffrey

Greater Philadelphia’s ports are poised to cash in big on recent growth and infrastructure improvements — if skilled workers are ready to take on the jobs.
A new state grant is aimed at increasing the amount of trained port workers by offering more than $385,000 to four area community colleges and Drexel University to implement a new training program, “Pennsylvania’s Gateway to the World: Transportation, Logistics and Warehouse Training Programs Serving the Areas of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and Delaware River Port Authority.”

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