February 25, 1987 |
The Glassboro Public School District has applied for a $67,335 grant under the federal Job Training Partnership Act to continue paying for an employment program for students and residents in the 1987-88 school year. Michael P. Toscano, assistant superintendent, said that for the last seven years, Glassboro has participated in the program to place economically disadvantaged students and residents in entry-level jobs within the school district and in local private businesses. Secretarial, custodial, maintenance and graphic arts positions are included.
July 23, 2011
CHI Institute, a Broomall vocational school with a majority of its students receiving federal financial aid, has agreed to pay $1.6 million to reimburse the U.S. government and resolve allegations that CHI failed to deliver the education it promised to candidates in its now-suspended surgical technology program, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Friday. The surgical technology program, which ceased new enrollment in 2008, was supposed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in a surgical setting.
March 11, 1990 |
The days of the automotive grease monkey - the low-paid service station mechanic who repaired cars - are gone. Today, trained technicians work with automotive computer systems and can earn more than $75 an hour, in some instances, for specialized work. "We have a shortage of employees in the auto industry," said Tom Wizda, spokesman for the state automotive inspection stations in Delaware County. "The industry is not what it was 25 years ago. " That's the message that Wizda and other industry representatives are driving home to students in area schools.
February 5, 1987 |
Jobs go begging in this seaside city, and so yesterday the oldest casino on the Boardwalk begged for employees in a grand style usually reserved for high- rolling gamblers. With the shimmering Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, top executives from Resorts International Casino Hotel pitched invited guests on the idea of recruiting workers for 4,000 jobs at Resorts' nearly completed casino, the Taj Mahal. They gave away T-shirts, raffle tickets and an elegant buffet lunch of pasta, watermelon salad, bleu-cheese appetizers and pastel pastries.
January 17, 1997
The word from two University of Michigan astronomers that the universe has, oh, about 10 to the 100th power years to live is kind of a tough break for a lot of politicians. Clearly, they'd been hoping the world's dying whimper would come before they were forced to deal with some thorny issues that scare the incumbency-loving daylights out of them. But they'll be getting no cosmological reprieve, according to scientists Fred Adams and Greg Laughlin, who've plotted the course of the universe to the end of the current starry era, through a "degenerate era" (and you thought we were already there)
November 25, 1991 |
The nation has lost one million entry-level jobs in the recession this year, according to a new study that says the economic downturn has hit hardest at workers under the age of 25. The biggest jobs losses occurred among high-school dropouts, suggesting that better-educated workers are competing with them for low-skill positions, the study concluded. "Young workers and their children are emerging as the biggest losers in the current recession, and the nation will suffer the consequences for years to come," said Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, which sponsored the study.
June 14, 1989 |
George Washington High School will establish an academy this fall to give students interested in business careers "an unique learning opportunity," said Alvin Vaughn, vice principal. "It gives us more structure, more focus and more resources to make a business interest a reality," he said of the new program, announced earlier this month. The first Philadelphia academies, started in the 1970s in mostly inner-city schools, focused on trades and students at risk of dropping out. Washington will offer a strong academic program for both students interested in finding entry-level jobs out of high school and those interested in college, he said.
January 5, 1987
The Dec. 28 editorial "The homeless: A paradox in a prosperous America" was a welcome piece of advocacy for the homeless. For those of us who have been engaged with the homeless in the struggle to gain adequate resources and services, your editorial is encouragement to do what is right, not just expedient. Most homeless people are homeless for a host of reasons: substance abuse, poor education, poor self-image, lack of adequate entry-level jobs for those with few or no skills. To solve the problem of growing homelessness, we need changes that reflect the understanding that a high price will be paid for neglect.
January 13, 1994 |
Glassboro's Elsmere School for mentally retarded students will be closed in a cost-cutting move next year after more than 30 years of service, the borough's Board of Education announced last night. Superintendent Nicholas Mitcho said the school's $300,000 budget has been particularly burdensome this year, especially since Glassboro has been $145,000 over budget in special-education spending since October. "The decision did not come easily," Mitcho said. "The program just has not been cost-effective.
March 11, 1999 |
By most accounts, Gov. Ridge, a Republican, and Democratic Mayor Rendell have been allies, working together successfully on everything from stadium funding to landing the 2000 Republican National Convention for Philadelphia. In the last week, though, the men have been engaged in a printed war of words over a hot topic: welfare reform. In lengthy open letters in The Inquirer and Daily News, the politicians took verbal swings at each other's position regarding whether the state's new welfare law will help - or hurt - Philadelphians facing a mandate to work.