HARRISBURG − February 26, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10), announced the funding award of $217,663 to the Bucks County Workforce Development Board for students and young adults seeking work opportunities this summer through the State/Local Internship Program (SLIP).

PA Smart“Investing in our youth is key to long-term economic growth,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “These job training funds will give young people a chance to thrive in the 21st century economy.”

SLIP is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA helps develop workforce preparation skills and provides many participants their first work experience. The program operates for an eight-week period between May 6 and August 30, 2019, offers wages at a minimum of $10.35 an hour, and is open to young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 years.

SLIP is 100 percent funded through federal money made available from WIOA.

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