Sen. Yaw: $3.3 Million Available to Connect Businesses and Schools, Boost Job Training Opportunities

HARRISBURG – State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) today echoed the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announcement urging eligible local workforce development boards (LWBDs) to apply for $3.3 million in new Business-Education Partnership (BEP) grants that will connect businesses and school districts and expand career opportunities throughout Pennsylvania.

A total of $3.3 million in funding is available through L&I to LWDBs to implement Business-Education Partnership programs. These programs help increase awareness of in-demand technical careers for students, parents, guardians, and school faculty.

The partnerships connect schools, employers, LWDB’s and students to provide career-related experiences and opportunities through soft-skills development, internships, workplace shadowing, and career mentoring, all with the goal of informing more students about high-priority occupations and career paths available in the commonwealth.

The Business-Education Partnership grants from L&I are funded at 100 percent through federal money made available from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.

Additional details and the grant application can be found on L&I’s website at  The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. EST, Thursday, November 18, 2021.

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