Governor Wolf Announces New Apprenticeship Programs for CVS Health and Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 in Southeastern Pennsylvania

first_img April 02, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces New Apprenticeship Programs for CVS Health and Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 in Southeastern Pennsylvaniacenter_img Economy,  Education,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO) has approved two new apprenticeship programs in Bucks and Montgomery counties.“Businesses across the commonwealth need employees who are trained for a 21st century economy,” said Governor Wolf. “Creating new apprenticeships provides employers with a new talent pipeline while helping job seekers gain the valuable skills they need to obtain family-sustaining jobs.”The ATO recently approved a Retail Pharmacy Technician apprenticeship program for CVS Health. This new apprenticeship is a first step to other career pathways within the company and was developed in response to a need for pharmacy technicians.“As the skills gap in the U.S. widens, CVS Health recognizes the important role apprenticeships, which offer on-the-job training with classroom instruction, play in building a pipeline of future skilled talent,” said David Casey, vice president, workforce strategies and chief diversity officer for CVS Health. “Our new registered apprenticeship program will provide an opportunity for people in Bucks and Montgomery counties, and across Pennsylvania, to discover a meaningful career in pharmacy.”Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 recently received approval for the occupation of Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) from the ATO. The RBT is primarily responsible for implementation of behavior-analytic services for patients.“The Wolf administration’s PAsmart initiative realigns the commonwealth’s workforce development system from K-12 education through career programs so students and workers gain the critical skills they need,” said L&I Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. “Making additional investments in proven job creation programs like apprenticeships, ensures that employers have access to work-ready talent pipeline of highly-skilled employees.”Governor Wolf established the ATO in 2016 to support and expand registered apprenticeship programs statewide. The office provides outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices.Since the ATO launched, 92 new apprenticeship programs have been created with 2,917 new apprentices, bringing the total number of registered programs to 759 and the total number of registered apprentices to 15,199 statewide.Approved through the ATO, apprenticeship programs are used to provide employer-driven training to create a more productive, diverse, highly-skilled workforce for employers and help reduce employee turnover. The program provides job seekers with increased skills, and a nationally recognized credential to support future career advancement and increased wages.For more information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life, visit PAsmart.Visit ATO for more information about apprenticeship programs and the Apprenticeship and Training Office.last_img read more

The Latest: Augusta National postpones the Masters

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s affect on sports around the world (all times local):___10:30 a.m. All of this weekend’s games are due to be played in empty stadiums.Borussia Mönchengladbach played Cologne on Wednesday and although there were no fans in the stadium, hundreds assembled outside.The league asked fans “not to gather in front of the stadiums and to do their part to protect the population.”Second-division club Hannover has put its players into self-isolation after two tested positive for the coronavirus. Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday has been called off.___ 2:10 p.m.The first Bundesliga game has been called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bremen senator for the interior Ulrich Mäurer says Werder Bremen’s home game against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday won’t be played as scheduled.The game was supposed to be played without any fans in the stadium, but Bremen mayor Andreas Bovenschulte says the decision was taken to call it off because of fears that several thousand fans would have gathered outside the stadium.Thousands of Paris Saint-Germain fans gathered outside the stadium on Wednesday during a Champions League game against Borussia Dortmund. The Latest: Augusta National postpones the Masters Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, leading to the cancellation of the match against Brighton on Saturday. Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also had a positive test on Thursday, while Everton said Friday that a player had reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus and said its squad was self-isolating.Two more clubs said some players or staff would isolate. Bournemouth said Friday that reserve goalkeeper Artur Boruc and four members of staff had symptoms consistent with the virus. Leicester said Thursday that three players had “extremely mild illness” and would self-isolate as a precaution.___10:30 a.m.The England cricket team’s test series in Sri Lanka has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. Russia is offering to host more European Championship games as UEFA considers whether the tournament can go ahead.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko says Russia, which hosted the 2018 World Cup, could hold more than its scheduled three group games and one quarterfinal match in St. Petersburg.According to state news agency Tass, Chernyshenko says “we absolutely could expand the tournament program.”He adds that “Russia is ready for however the situation develops, we have plans.”___ 2:50 p.m.The Giro d’Italia cycling race has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first three stages of the Italian race were scheduled to take place in Hungary in May but the country has banned large outdoor sporting events. Race organizer RCS Sport says the entire race was postponed after they were informed by the organizing committee of the Hungarian stages that those three legs could not be held on the scheduled dates.RCS Sport says “all parties have agreed that they are determined to work together to enable the Giro d’Italia to depart from Hungary at a later time.”___ The handover of the Olympic Flame to the Tokyo organizing committee will go ahead as scheduled on March 19 at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896.___11:50 a.m.Soccer in Scotland has been suspended following a similar move in England.The Scottish Football Association and Scottish Professional Football League say games are off until “further notice.” Events with more than 1,000 participants were already banned in a bid to contain the virus outbreak.The rest of the Bundesliga’s 26th round was due to be played without fans present.___1:45 p.m.The Bahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix races have been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. ___11:15 a.m.UEFA has postponed all Champions League and Europa League games because of the coronavirus outbreak.The quarterfinal draws in both competitions, scheduled for next Friday, have also been postponed.The decision comes four days ahead of a meeting to decide the European soccer calendar, including the possible one-year postponement of the 2020 European Championship. 11 a.m.The French soccer league has suspended all matches indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.Matches were scheduled to be held in empty stadiums but the French league made its decision in an emergency meeting a day after President Emmanuel Macron addressed the nation on television.No indication has yet been given as to when the league could resume. The league says it will next meet on Tuesday following a UEFA meeting.___ The England and Wales Cricket board says it made the decision for the players to return home after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket.England was set to play the first test of its two-test series on Thursday, with the second test set for March 27.The ECB says “we look forward to returning to Sri Lanka in the very near future to fulfil this important Test series.”The decision was announced with England playing in a test warm-up match against the Sri Lanka Board President’s XI.England also has tests scheduled at home against West Indies in June and Pakistan in late July and August. However, it is increasingly likely all Premier League matches will be suspended. League officials are holding an emergency meeting to discuss future steps.___10:40 a.m.The German soccer league says it will play this weekend’s games as planned without spectators but may suspend the league as of Tuesday.The league board says it will propose a suspension through April 2, to be voted on by member clubs on Monday. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Six first-division games were scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, including the Old Firm game between Glasgow rivals Rangers and Celtic.___12:40 p.m.The Paris-Nice cycling race won’t finish in Nice because of the coronavirus outbreak, and will instead be stopped one day early at the end of Stage 7 on Saturday.The final stage would have taken the race on a 113.5-kilometer (70.5-mile) loop north of Nice. Instead, the race will stop in Valdeblore la Colmiane. 1:55 p.m.The Greek Olympic committee says it is suspending the rest of its torch relay because of the “unexpectedly large crowd” that gathered to watch despite repeated requests for the public to stay away to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The Hellenic Olympic Committee says a large crowd had gathered to watch the flame for the Tokyo Olympics pass through the southern Greek town of Sparta. The flame was lit Thursday at the birthplace of the games in Ancient Olympia in a pared-down ceremony.The committee says it took “the difficult but essential decision to cancel the rest of the program of the flame relay on Greek territory.”It says the decision was taken in coordination with the health ministry and the International Olympic Committee. The first three stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia cycling race in May will no longer be held in Hungary.Writing in a Facebook post, government commissioner Mariusz Revesz says the decision came because of the coronavirus crisis in Italy and Hungary’s declaration this week to ban large outdoor sporting events.Revesz says Hungarian and Italian race organizers would seek contract modifications so the Giro can start in Hungary some other time.___1:20 p.m. German club Nuremberg says its whole team and coaching staff are going into quarantine for 14 days after defender Fabian Nürnberger tested positive for the coronavirus.The second-division club decided to conduct tests after two players from previous opponent Hannover tested positive for the virus.Nuremberg was due to play St. Pauli on Sunday but the club has asked the German soccer league to postpone the game.Hannover’s game against Dynamo Dresden on Sunday was called off after Hannover decided on Thursday to quarantine its players for 14 days.___ 9:55 a.m.Everton has become the third Premier League soccer club to put its entire playing squad in quarantine after a player reported symptoms consistent with coronavirus.Arsenal and Chelsea announced similar measures on Thursday.Everton says the club is in regular contact with the player in question and is monitoring the wellbeing of all players and staff. Its training complex has been closed down along with its stadium, Goodison Park.Everton is scheduled to play Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Monday. Associated Press The Bahrain GP was scheduled to be held next week — at an empty track — and the inaugural Vietnamese GP was set to be held in Hanoi on April 5.The first four races of the Formula One season have all been called off. The season-opening Australian GP and the China GP were previously postponed.No new dates have been set for the races but governing body FIA says it expects to begin the F1 season in May when it reaches Europe with the Dutch GP.___1:25 p.m. The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Georgia, has been postponed until a later date. Augusta National did not indicate when the Masters would be played. That means there will be no golf at least for the next month. The Masters began in 1934 and only World War II has kept it from being played. This was the biggest shoe to drop for golf. The PGA Tour already canceled the next three events leading up to the Masters. Tiger Woods was to be going after his sixth green jacket.___ 10:25 a.m.Baylor University says it has told its entire baseball team and staff to self-quarantine after learning that three TSA agents in San Jose, California who tested positive for COVID-19 had “indirect contact” with the school’s travel party earlier this week. Baylor said the team will self-quarantine in Waco, Texas, or at their permanent residence. The school said no players, coaches or staff are showing any symptoms of the coronavirus. ___4:55 p.m. March 13, 2020 ___3:35 p.m.The Board of Control for Cricket in India has decided to delay the start of the Indian Premier League T20 tournament by two weeks because of the coronavirus outbreak.The tournament will now start on April 15 instead of March 29.___ ___11:10 a.m.The English Premier League has been suspended after three clubs put their entire playing squads in self-isolation because of coronavirus.The league had expected to continue with a full schedule this weekend with fans, but later decided to suspend all matches until April 3 “at the earliest.”The same suspension applies for the three lower divisions overseen by the English Football League and to England’s top two women’s divisions.last_img read more

J-D/CBA wrestlers humbled by Fulton, 61-18

first_imgThey opened at 160 pounds with back-to-back pins by Camrin Galvin and Ian Bogardus before Tyriq Block, at 182 pounds, got the Rams on the board, pinning Cameron Lugo midway through the second period.Right after, Muaweyah El-Hindi (195 pounds) got a 58-second pin over Shane Goutermout as Nikoli Sims, at 285 pounds, finished off Jonathon Bell in 93 seconds.But the Red Raiders won each of the remaining nine bouts, though Matt Dougherty got close at 99 pounds for the Rams, taking a 9-6 defeat to Fred Pagan. Ethan Wells (126 pounds) battled Andru Walts in a 6-1 loss. Tags: ESMF-MJ-D/CBAwrestling A night earlier, East Syracuse Minoa was in action against Auburn, and it did well in the early going, only to see its big lead get away in a 38-36 loss to the Maroons.Only twice did the Spartans win on the mat, with Michael O’Brien (145 pounds) pinning Jack Bennink in 3:36 and Ali Abudlla, at 170 pounds, getting a 32-second fall over Isaiah Parkman.Forfeits went to Aslan Abdulla (160), Andrew Crone (195), Conor Todd (285) and Davis Palmer (106 pounds), but Auburn, trailing 36-23, won the last three bouts with two pins plus Brad Boyhan beating ESM’s Ayden Johnston 7-2.Fayetteville-Manlius met Baldwinsville last Thursday and earned just four victories as it fell to the Bees 57-15.Liam Malgieri, at 285, got the Hornets on the board, beating Korbin Haney 10-4. Later in the meet, Luke Richter (145) won 7-2 over Liam Fitzgerald, with Sawyer Dereszynski (170) handling Connor Kral 12-6 as Alex Dauksza (160) took a forfeit.Other bouts were close, but B’ville claimed them, including Abdulrahman Abouelamayem (113 pounds) falling 5-1 to Mason Clark as Kyle Sykes (120 pounds) fell to Max Naples 4-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Though it has made tremendous strides as a collective program, the Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA wrestling still has to look up at Fulton, as does everyone else among the Central New York large-school ranks.The Red Raiders, who were atop the state Division I rankings when they were released late in December, would handle the Rams 61-18 when they met head-to-head last Wednesday night in Fulton.Fulton had just gone through a classic battle with state no. 4-ranked Spencerport on Jan. 4 and lost, 31-28, so it was quite eager to get back to winning form at J-D/CBA’s expense.last_img read more

Tom Mitchell – RISQ – Liability gains…

first_img Tom Mitchell Chief Commercial Director of RISQ, an industry specialist in risk management services, speaks to SBC on the development of his firm’s B2B insurance backed game for betting operators.In a saturated marketplace with increasing player demands, RISQ services seek to bring a much-needed point of differentiation for betting stakeholders…_____________________SBC: Hi Tom, thanks for this interview, as a company RISQ has focused on ‘risk management’, can you breakdown this provision to industry stakeholders and why it should matter to their operations?Tom Mitchell: Our core competency of pricing events, as well as our access to liquidity has always allowed us to create products and structure transactions that suit the client. We are equally comfortable ensuring a large unwanted sportsbook position to creating a new suite of B2B  Jackpot driven games.SBC: As a financial technology enterprise, how has RISQ harnessed its ‘risk management’ competencies’ to create effective products for the sports betting and gaming industries?TM: The Sports betting and Gaming industries are undergoing significant change and it is becoming increasingly difficult for operators to stand out amongst their peers, both in terms of product differentiation but also in their approach to player acquisition and retention.We specialise in covering either very large positions (i.e. lottery jackpots) or very complex positions. Invariably a mix of both.For instance, the Secondary lottery & Lotto derivatives market has grown significantly over the past 3 years. RISQ has listened to the market and adapted is risk management offering to offer value over and above placing insurance. We have built significant proprietary technology which is paramount in order to manage of many of the risks we cover. Our transparent methods allow operators to offer these products in the most secure and cost effective way.We have also taken note of the success of games such as Sky’s Super six, in driving player acquisition and retention. Consumers have always loved a big Jackpots, and we realised that we were in a strong position to create B2B games, with very large jackpots, and sell them into the marketing departments of global sportsbook and gaming operators and rights holders.Quick 6 lotto is the first of our B2B insurance backed games which allows the operator to make a fixed margin regardless of prize payouts. Over and above the insurance, we operate the game and provide the technology.SBC: Where do you see your ‘risk management’ tools and products fitting in within betting’s day-to-day operational framework…What functions does RISQ truly support?TM: Our secondary lottery risk management offering is flexible and B2B only, thus no conflicts. Some operators just want a straightforward insurance policy, others want us to actively trade the prize risk in order to maximise long term margins. The commercials between RISQ and operator tend to be bespoke.We have recently developed an insured RNG solution which enables operators to integrate with us and leverage existing games. So far, we offer a maximum Jackpot of £10m on an outcome, so you can see how this can be applied to multiple game formats or offering an insured progressive jackpot across a suite of games.Our Insured marketing games are more packaged. RISQ provides the i-frame, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and risk management. This is more in line with any other game developer in the industry.SBC: In terms of actual game play and user provisions, how do you develop ‘risk’ led products that truly engage modern betting consumer habits (in-play, mobile, cash-out, multi-screen etc…)?TM: We currently look to develop our front-end games with partners, however we are very careful to structure games with lottery-style RTP’s in mind. It is all well and good offering a large Jackpots to drive initial plays, however we want the punter winning to keep them coming back.SBC: Finally, how do you see your product developing in both technical and commercial terms within the coming months?TM: We are investing heavily in both product development and technology. We expect to release a further 5 games in the coming year. These are exciting and interesting times.______________________Tom Mitchell – Chief Commercial Officer – RISQ StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Amelco inks new agreement with RISQ to deliver new trading functions September 16, 2019 Share Tom Mitchell: RISQ – Helping sportsbook platforms to deliver guaranteed margin solutions to clients October 17, 2019 TAG Media launches as first ‘US FTP property’ December 10, 2019 Sharelast_img read more