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The Pennsylvania Senate will consider a bill proposed by a Johnstown-area lawmaker aimed at connecting businesses struggling to fill empty positions with a pool of people who often struggle to find work – former drug users.


Since taking office, Gov. Tom Wolf has made workforce training a priority, investing a steady stream of state aid to support training-to-work programs, apprenticeships and other efforts to prepare residents for local jobs that are in-demand across the state.


Pennsylvania’s top education official visited Pennsylvania Highlands Community College on Wednesday morning, the latest of several trips he’s made to the Johnstown region in the past four months, to hear how local educators will use $498,000 in state funding to address the region’s workforce needs.