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Tec Centro Lebanon

 Workforce, Training, & Education 

division of WEPA

WEPA EMPOWERMENT CENTER, INC

Latest News | últimas noticias

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WEPA | TEC CENTRO LEBANON

Kay Litman

"Now more than ever, accessible, and affordable workforce training is the cornerstone of addressing poverty, unemployment, and underemployment in our communities. With May 1 being National Skilled Trades Day, it’s a great reminder to recognize the critical need for creating more opportunities for skilled training, especially in Pennsylvania’s third-class cities like Lebanon (Kay Litman column in Lebtown)."

May 1, 2024

National Skilled Trades Day highlights need for expanded workforce training in Pennsylvania

James Mentzer

"Lebanon County has spent over $25 million of the nearly $26.1 million received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. To date, the federal funding has been allocated to 11 projects with others still to be decided – possibly as soon as the next meeting of the Lebanon County Commissioners on April 18, according to chairman Bob Phillips. Under the law, counties have until the end of 2024 for their funds to be allocated and 2026 for the money to be used...The federal government passed ARPA in March 2021, during the height of the pandemic. By July, Wolgemuth said the county knew its share ($26.07 million) of the $1.9 trillion the feds placed into the program. “The first disbursement was in August of 2021 and it went to WEPA,” added Wolgemuth, who has kept meticulous records since the government requires quarterly reporting through the end of the program (James Mentzer reporting for Lebtown)."

Apr 11, 2024

11 projects funded, Lebanon County seeks to spend remaining ARPA dollars

James Mentzer

"Workforce development training classes set to begin this spring are now slated to start this fall due to the funding delay. The first workforce development training classes will be in the medical field and include certified nurse’s aide, phlebotomy technician, healthcare office assistant, and medical assistant. Dental assistant studies will eventually be added to the allied health program. With state funding expected to arrive soon, renovations to the 108-year-old Elks Building in downtown Lebanon will be able to move forward and staff hired to teach the adult-ed classes (James Mentzer reporting for Lebtown)."

Apr 11, 2024

WEPA is prepping to provide adult education classes this fall

Enelly Betancourt

"Tec Centro Workforce Network recibió recientemente una subvención de $250,000 de la Fundación Truist que apoyará los centros de desarrollo de fuerza laboral bilingüe de la red en los condados de Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon y York. La red de fuerza laboral es una coalición de la fuerza laboral bilingüe de Tec Centro Workforce de la región. Centros que atienden a poblaciones desproporcionadamente desfavorecidas con educación básica para adultos y capacitación ocupacional. La subvención se utilizará para programación e infraestructura (Enelly Betancourt reporting for Lancaster Online)."

"The Tec Centro Workforce Network recently received a $250,000 grant from the Truist Foundation that will support the network’s bilingual workforce development centers in Berks, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. The workforce network is a coalition of the region’s bilingual community-based Tec Centro Workforce Centers which serve disproportionately disadvantaged populations with adult basic education and occupational training. The grant will be used for programing and infrastructure (Enelly Bethancourt reporting for Lancaster Online)."

Nov 22, 2023

Tec Centro Workforce Network recibe subvención de $250,000 de Truist Foundation

Tec Centro Workforce Network receives $250,000 grant from Truist Foundation

Ed Gruver

“Tec Centro Lebanon/WEPA Empowerment Center recibió recientemente $50,000 en subvenciones de la Fundación Dixon para apoyar las renovaciones de los programas de capacitación en atención médica. Un aula de última generación y un espacio de capacitación para programas que incluyen asistente de enfermería, asistencia médica, flebotomía y asistente de oficina de atención médica son parte del proyecto de renovación de $500,000 que rediseñará el espacio interior en el primer piso del Centro de Empoderamiento WEPA (informe de Ed Gruver para cpdj.com)”.

“Tec Centro Lebanon/WEPA Empowerment Center recently received $50,000 in grant funding from the Dixon Foundation to support renovations for health care training programs. A state-of-the-art classroom and training space for programs including Nursing Assistant, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and Health care Office Assistant are part of the $500,000 renovation project which will redesign the interior space on the first floor of the WEPA Empowerment Center (Ed Gruver reporting for cpdj.com).”

Nov 21, 2023

Tec Centro Lebanon recibe fondos para renovaciones para entrenamiento de atención médica

Tec Centro Lebanon receives funding for renovations for health care trainings

Daniel Larlham Jr.

"Rafael y Maribel Torres, fundadores del WEPA Empowerment Center, han estado trabajando para construir su organización sin fines de lucro desde 2018. A mediados de agosto, inauguraron oficialmente la primera fase de su ubicación en la calle 9 en el antiguo edificio Elks” (Daniel Larlham Jr informa , lbnews).

"Rafael and Maribel Torres, founders of the WEPA Empowerment Center, have been working to build their nonprofit since 2018. In mid-August, they officially opened the first phase of their 9th street location at the former Elks Building” (Daniel Larlham Jr reporting, lbnews).

Sep 21, 2023

Conozca a los líderes empresariales más influyentes de 2023 del condado de Lebanon, Pensilvania

Meet Lebanon County PA’s 2023 Most Influential Business Leaders

Daniel Larlham Jr.

"Rodeadas de amigos, familiares y simpatizantes, estas abuelas pudieron dar un paseo por la alfombra roja el sábado para el estreno de la primera película del WEPA Empowerment Center, "Our Grandmothers' Voices". La película bilingüe, de aproximadamente 35 minutos de duración, siguió a entrevistas. de 12 abuelas que viven en el centro de Pensilvania, impartieron su sabiduría, compartieron historias de su pasado y advirtieron a padres y jóvenes sobre lo que ven hoy (Daniel Larlham Jr. reportando para ldnews)".

"Surrounded by friends, family and supporters, these grandmothers got to take a stroll down the red carpet on Saturday for the premier of WEPA Empowerment Center's debut film, "Our Grandmothers' Voices." The bilingual film, roughly 35 minutes long, followed interviews from 12 grandmothers living in Central Pennsylvania, imparting their wisdom, shared stories of their past and forewarned parents and youth of what they see today (Daniel Larlham Jr. reporting for ldnews)."

Sep 19, 2023

Se estrena la película del WEPA Empowerment Center, 'Las voces de nuestras abuelas'

WEPA Empowerment Center's film, 'Our Grandmothers' Voices,' premiers

Matthew Toth

"A medida que WEPA abre las puertas de su centro de empoderamiento laboral en 9th St., los organizadores dicen que es solo la primera fase para brindar servicios de empleo a los residentes... El objetivo de Tec Centro Lebanon es ayudar a las personas a obtener una vida mejor remunerada y... mantener el trabajo, según el director ejecutivo Kay Litman (Matthew Toth informando para LDnews.com)"...

"As WEPA opens the doors of its 9th St. workforce empowerment center, organizers say it is only the first phase to provide employment services for residents...The goal of Tec Centro Lebanon is to help people get a better-paying, life-sustaining job, according to executive director Kay Litman (Matthew Toth reporting for LDnews.com)"...

Aug 16, 2023

WEPA opens empowerment center doors. What residents should know about Tec Centro Lebanon.

WEPA opens empowerment center doors. What residents should know about Tec Centro Lebanon.

Paula Wolf

“Kay Litman ha escuchado repetidamente el estribillo sobre la economía. El desempleo está en su nivel más bajo en 40 años, dirá la gente. Pero para muchos, ese no es el problema; es subempleo, dijo el director ejecutivo de Tec Centro Lebanon, y la incapacidad de ganar un salario que les permita mantenerse a sí mismos y a sus familias. Ahí es donde entra en juego Tec Centro Lebanon, que espera llenar ese vacío. Siguiendo el modelo del exitoso Tec Centro Lancaster, que también generó Tec Centro York y Tec Centro Berks, el programa de desarrollo laboral en Líbano es una división del WEPA Empowerment Center. (Paula Wolf reportando para Lebtown).

“Kay Litman has heard the refrain about the economy repeatedly. Unemployment is at a 40-year low, people will say. But for many, that isn’t the problem; it’s underemployment, said the executive director of Tec Centro Lebanon, and the inability to earn a life-sustaining wage to support themselves and their families. That’s where Tec Centro Lebanon – which hopes to fill that void – comes in. Modeled after the highly successful Tec Centro Lancaster, which also spawned Tec Centro York and Tec Centro Berks, the workforce development program in Lebanon is a division of the WEPA Empowerment Center” (Paula Wolf reporting for Lebtown).

May 31, 2023

Tec Centro Lebanon abrirá este verano y ofrecerá servicios de empleo/gestión de casos para comenzar

Tec Centro Lebanon will open this summer, offering employment services/case management to start

Gabriela Martínez

El presupuesto estatal para 2022-2023 que se promulgó en julio incluía $5 millones para escuelas profesionales bilingües en Lancaster, York, Lebanon y Reading. Durante mucho tiempo, la Asociación Cívica Hispanoamericana (SACA) en Lancaster estuvo tratando de lograr que el estado invirtiera más en recursos para el desarrollo de la fuerza laboral en estas áreas. Tec Centro, la escuela de oficios y la división de desarrollo laboral de SACA, decidió expandirse y colaborar con otros centros de desarrollo laboral en la región. Sus necesidades iban en aumento (Gabriela Martínez informando a WITF).

The state budget for 2022-2023 that was enacted in July included $5 million for bilingual trade schools in Lancaster, York, Lebanon and Reading. For a long time, the Spanish-American Civic Association (SACA) in Lancaster was trying to get the state to invest more in workforce development resources in these areas. Tec Centro — SACA’s trade school and workforce development division — decided to expand and collaborate with other workforce development centers in the region. Their needs were growing (Gabriela Martinez reporting WITF).

Feb 21, 2023

Un grupo de escuelas profesionales bilingües en el centro de Pensilvania recibe 5 millones de dólares

A group of bilingual trade schools in central Pennsylvania gets $5 million

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