“Our Greiner GOLD Program is an excellent example of our commitment to providing growth opportunities and we are honored that the State of Pennsylvania agrees.” – David Kirkland, president of Greiner Packaging Corp.
Pittston, PA (PRWEB)
September 12, 2017
Greiner Packaging Corp., one of the leaders in innovative packaging solutions, announced today that it is has received certification from the State of Pennsylvania for its Greiner GOLD Apprentice Program.
The successful Greiner GOLD Apprentice Program is a partnership between Greiner Packaging and Luzerne County Community College. The program offers participants a combination of class-based and in-house training for a three-year program that includes a two-year Advanced Mechatronics degree combined with a three-year apprenticeship program now recognized by the State of Pennsylvania. The program is offered on a yearly basis to a select group of qualified applicants.
Pennsylvania State Certified Apprenticeship programs provide opportunities for Pennsylvanians to receive high quality training and instruction in family-sustaining occupations. This model has proven effective for many years in the state. Pennsylvania has been promoting and establishing the standards for apprenticeship programs since 1961. Registered apprenticeship programs are a time-honored means to meet the skilled workforce needs of employers in numerous industries and occupations.
“We are excited to receive certification from the State of Pennsylvania for our successful Greiner GOLD Program,” said Michael ReiserDavid Kirkland, president, Greiner Packaging Corp. “At Greiner Packaging we believe in providing our employees with an environment to learn, grow and thrive in their positions in order to reach their fullest potential. Our Greiner GOLD Program is an excellent example of our commitment to providing growth opportunities and we are honored that the State of Pennsylvania agrees.”
“Apprenticeships improves the skills of the American workforce, and enhances the efficiency and productivity of American industries,” said Eric Ramsay, director of Apprenticeship and Training Council.” “Greiner Packaging is offering exactly the type of apprenticeship opportunities that are integral to strengthening the commonwealth’s economic stability.”