Heard on campus: Emily DeRocco, U.S. Department of Labor

August 20, 2004

"This facility is the talk of the town in Washington, D.C. It's truly on the cutting edge. This is where the jobs of the future are being created -- in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and geospatial technology."

-- Emily Stover DeRocco, assistant secretary of labor for employment and training, U.S. Department of Labor, while touring Penn State's Nanofabrication Facility last Friday (Aug. 20). DeRocco, a 1971 Penn State alumna, also spoke to the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board and talked about President George W. Bush's High Growth Job Training Initiative, which is providing funds for job training and workforce preparation programs in high growth sectors of the American economy. DeRocco noted that Pennsylvania annually receives more than $495 million for workforce training programs and services.

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