Governor Wolf Announces New Funding to Support PSU Behrend in Offering Northwestern PA Manufacturers with Latest Industry Technology Training
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Pennsylvania State University Behrend in Erie County was approved for $200,000 in funding through Pennsylvania’s Manufacturing Training-to-Career program, a program that helps companies identify and train a skilled workforce through targeted programs and services.
The funding will allow Penn State Behrend to implement an Industry 4.0 Center of Excellence (COE), which will support regional manufacturers in adopting new methods and technologies to ensure that Pennsylvania remains a competitive player in the manufacturing industry nationally and globally.
“As the manufacturing industry continues to evolve, it’s critical that Pennsylvania stays up to speed with technology advancements. Our commonwealth is renowned for its manufacturing presence, and this funding will support Penn State Behrend’s investment into northwestern Pennsylvania’s manufacturing workforce,” said Gov. Wolf. “This training will ensure the region remains a key player, at the forefront of manufacturing advancements, in the state’s booming manufacturing industry.”
Industry 4.0 is the latest advancement in the manufacturing revolution—focused on digital manufacturing production enhanced by smart and autonomous systems fueled by data and machine learning.