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The tragic shooting in Oregon serves as a sobering reminder that safety and security is both our individual and collective responsibility, and each of us contributes in important ways.

Over the weekend, the FBI and ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) notified all area colleges and universities of social media posts directing threats of violence at an institution of higher learning near Philadelphia on Monday, October 5. While there is no threat against a specific college or university, the advisory reminds us we must vigorously monitor our surroundings and work together to keep the city safe.

The College’s Department of Safety and Security has increased security and is working with the Philadelphia Police Department to increase patrols on the College’s Main Campus and the West, Northwest and Northeast Regional Centers.

Please report suspicious activity to security at (215)751-8111 or call extension 5555 from a College phone. Call 911 to report any active threat to law enforcement.

WEDnetPA (Grant Funded Job Training)

The Guaranteed Free Training Program offers training opportunities to manufacturers and technology based businesses. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created the opportunity for employers to train employees through two programs:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Essential Skills

As a partner in the PA Workforce and Economic Development Network Corporate Solutions has administered millions of dollars in workforce training grants for area companies.

Qualified companies receive funds for training delivered by a variety of educational providers accessed through the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA).

Additional information about your company's eligibility for WEDnetPA grants is available online.