News conference to announce Steelworker for the Future set for Jan. 26

Representatives from Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State York, ArcelorMittal Steelton, and United Steelworkers Local 1688 will announce the launch of Steelworker for the Future in Central Pennsylvania during a news conference at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the conference center at Penn State York.

ArcelorMittal’s Steelworker for the Future program is helping to train and educate a new generation of steelworkers. Penn State’s associate degrees in electrical engineering technology and mechanical engineering technology, along with advanced industrial credit certificates, provide the skills and knowledge needed by the steelworker of the future.

Today’s steelworkers must be technologically advanced and well trained with a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The success of Steelworker for the Future depends upon effective connections with high schools, vocational programs and education partners in the region. ArcelorMittal launched Steelworker for the Future as a pilot program in June 2008.

The news conference will provide more details about this unique collaboration between industry and academia.  A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

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Last Updated January 23, 2012