Younger people in Pennsylvania looking to advance their job prospects may be able to take advantage of a special program, which recently got a 10-year extension.
The state’s Conservation Corp, which has been around since 1984, offers on-the-job training for younger people, which may help as they look for careers later in life. Furthermore, the work they do can help Pennsylvania communities through a variety of projects, including planting trees and restoring historical buildings.
"For a quarter century, the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps has provided thousands of young people with the opportunities, leadership and training necessary to continue their education or enter the workforce," Sandi Vito, labor and industry secretary for the state, said.
An extension signed by Governor Edward Rendell has reauthorized the PCC until June 30, 2020. This year, members of the organization will work on 43 projects affecting 35 counties in Pennsylvania.
The federal government also recently announced that grant money is being made available to help young people develop careers in the green sector. Those aged 18 to 24 may be able to benefit from the funds, which total $20 million.