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This is your chance to be heard!  The PA Workforce Development Board is hosting a series of regional “Listening Sessions” to gather feedback on Pennsylvania’s 2020-2024 workforce development strategies.* You may see parallels between the work that public libraries are doing...

SBA’s MaTCH Pilot Competition The Small Business Administration (SBA) challenges individual organizations or teams to use existing makerspaces to create or expand skills training programs, including industry or trade certification when feasible,...

The SBA is investing in the success of makerspaces through the new MaTCH (Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring)  and will award up to $1 million in total prizes to fund selected winning makerspace proposals based on the following tiered approach: Seed: up to $25,000...

WASHINGTON – Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA) announced the names of 20 libraries* in Pennsylvania selected to receive funding from Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Grow with Google....

Deputy Secretary Glenn Miller assists in the ribbon cutting at the new location of Career Link at the Cambria County Library.  Read more in a previous Compendium post. ...

Late this summer, I wrote to you about PAsmart, a new workforce development initiative that helps people get information about pursuing an education and career in Pennsylvania at any stage of life. Late last week, Governor Wolf announced the next phase of the PAsmart program: $30...

STAR Program

Everybody’s a Star: The STAR Program of the Cumberland County Library System Partners Adults with Intellectual Disabilities with Mobility-Limited Adults Carlisle, PA: Sometimes a program isn’t just “win-win.” It’s “win-win-win-win.” A recent collaboration among the...

Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development The mission of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development (GAC) is to formulate plans, recommend policy, and advocate for strong library services and initiatives that enable all Pennsylvanians to be inspired and...

Learn about PAsmart, a new workforce development initiative that helps connect Pennsylvanians with resources for working and training in Pennsylvania.  Share with your patrons!   ...

See Making in Action this June Washington, D.C. – Washington, D.C., will celebrate the maker movement on Capitol Hill this June. Nation of Makers, along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Congressional Maker Caucus, will host the 2018 Capitol Hill Maker...