Gobernador Wolf: $10.5 millones para ayudar a los centros de educación profesional y técnica a reanudar su funcionamiento

first_img August 06, 2020 Gobernador Wolf: $10.5 millones para ayudar a los centros de educación profesional y técnica a reanudar su funcionamiento Education,  Español,  Press Release El Gobernador Tom Wolf está destinando aproximadamente $10.5 millones de dólares a centros de educación profesional y técnica (CTC, por sus siglas en inglés) para ayudarlos a implementar planes de salud pública y seguridad, y a reanudar su funcionamiento. Las subvenciones a los CTC aportan fondos para apoyar la continuidad eficaz de los programas educativos, como programas de verano y otros programas ampliados, y las evaluaciones de las certificaciones de la industria para los alumnos inscritos en los CTC afectados negativamente por las medidas de mitigación de la COVID-19.“Los CTC en Pennsylvania están preparando a los alumnos para ingresar a la fuerza laboral del estado, y nuestras comunidades dependen de que estos alumnos altamente calificados completen su educación y obtengan sus certificaciones”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Los fondos ayudarán a estas instituciones a reanudar la enseñanza de manera segura”.La Ley de Ayuda, Alivio y Seguridad Económica por el Coronavirus (CARES) autoriza a los gobernadores a determinar el uso educativo de los Fondos de Ayuda Educativa de Emergencia del Gobernador (GEER, por sus siglas en inglés).Las subvenciones se calcularon sobre la base de la fórmula de asignación de las subvenciones federales de Perkins CTC, que toma en cuenta la población de alumnos de 5 a 17 años y el porcentaje de pobreza dentro del mismo grupo de edad. Asimismo, la fórmula incluye un factor para tener en cuenta la matriculación total de alumnos en una entidad educativa local en los programas de educación técnica y profesional.Los fondos GEER pueden usarse para la reapertura segura de las escuelas ante la presencia de la COVID-19. Puede incluir, entre otros, la compra de equipos de protección, desinfectante de manos/productos de limpieza; equipos o tecnologías para compartir las clases que se dictan en las aulas en Internet; instalación de barreras u otros dispositivos de protección en estructuras de edificios; o la compra de aplicaciones de salud para ayudar en el rastreo de contactos y el monitoreo de los alumnos.Los beneficiarios de las subvenciones recibirán una comunicación directa del Departamento de Educación de Pennsylvania (PDE) con las instrucciones para solicitar la eGrant.“La pandemia de COVID-19 ha afectado a todos los niveles de educación del estado, incluidos los CTC que tienen un mayor nivel de enseñanza práctica”, dijo el Secretario de Educación Pedro A. Rivera. “Muchos de estos alumnos comienzan sus carreras inmediatamente después de graduarse, contribuyendo a las economías de sus comunidades locales y del estado. Es imperativo que mantengamos esta vía disponible para los alumnos”.Desde 2014-15, el número de alumnos de educación profesional y técnica que obtuvieron certificaciones reconocidas por la industria ha aumentado en un 50.1% y el número de certificaciones obtenidas por los alumnos inscritos en los programas CTE ha aumentado en un 43.3%.Hay más de 80 CTC en Pennsylvania que ofrecen una combinación de clases teóricas y enseñanza práctica en programas aprobados por el Departamento de Educación. Miles de alumnos obtienen credenciales o certificaciones en la industria para trabajos locales de alta demanda, por lo que se gradúan en un camino hacia el éxito.View this information in English.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

New Era as DCMS passes new Horserace Betting Levy into law

first_imgShare Scottish racing to resume from 22 June June 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Julie Harrington takes the reins as BHA CEO August 11, 2020center_img Updating the market and media, the UK government has confirmed that 2017’s ‘Horserace Betting Levy Regulations’ has come into law as of the 25 April.The reformed levy marks a new era for the sports’ funding which will see all operators pay a 10% tax on profits generated from customers on UK racing bets regardless of wager vertical (online or land-based). The UK government has added a £500,000 threshold on the levy charge for licensed operators.Last week the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) detailed that its reformed levy system had gained European Commission approval seeming levy provisions as a fair industry taxation process.Having gained EC approval, yesterday UK DCMS’ Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage Tracey Crouch signed the Levy into law. UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Submit Moving forward UK racing stakeholders expect the new ‘Levy 2017’ to generate approximately an extra £30-40 million per year for the sports funding.Updating industry stakeholders, Nick Rust CEO of the BHA was pleased to have finally replaced the outdated 1961 levy, a key mandate of his organisation as UK racing’s leading regulatory body.Rust stated While there remains much more to do in this regard, the levy replacement in itself is a huge achievement and one that could not have been achieved without the determination and leadership demonstrated by Tracey Crouch MP and her team of dedicated officials at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.“Everyone in British racing owes thanks to her, and to the many supporters of our sport across and outside Westminster. We will be issuing further thanks to a number of key individuals over coming days.“The new Levy is the clearest sign yet of the success which British racing can achieve when we work together.”last_img read more

Jagdeo calls on Govt to fix “damning” issues between GuySuCo, SPU

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo– says PPP will review all dealsOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is calling on Government to pay close attention to the ongoing feud between the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit (SPU), noting that the two state agencies have “damning” issues that need to be fixed.Jagdeo’s comment comes on the heels of a recent visit to the Albion Estate in Berbice by President David Granger, who told residents and workers that he was there to fix things.“…I am not here to bury the sugar industry. I am here to find out what your problems are. I have come to fix things…,” the President was quoted saying in a lengthy statement from the Ministry of the Presidency last week.However, Jagdeo posited that the Head of State first needs to fix the issues between GuySuCo and the NICIL-owned SPU, which are being played out in the public.“He went there to fix things… [But] he can’t fix the relationship between GuySuCo and NICIL – two state entities – and all it takes for him to do is to call them in his office and say cut out this nonsense, I want to see where the money is being spent. That’s all it requires [but] he has to go to Albion to tell people that he’s fixing things,” Jagdeo contended.In a statement on Wednesday, the sugar corporation accused the SPU, which was set up by NICIL to oversee the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets, of unprofessionalism and criticised its approach to divestment.According to the Opposition Leader, the strongly worded missive from GuySuCo is damning.“A state agency accusing the SPU of undermining privatisation, of engaging in illegal acts, of recruiting the consultant to do the valuation [of GuySuCo’s assets] on the basis of a personal relation. That is the valuation that Guyana now must accept in the privatisation process [when] GuySuCo itself has grave concerns on how the consultant [PricewaterhouseCoopers] was recruited,” he noted.Moreover, it was noted that the sugar corporation is yet to be given a copy of the valuation report prepared by the United Kingdom-based consultant. “This is the most damning thing. If this doesn’t require a Commission of Inquiry, nothing does,” the Opposition Leader contended.Nevertheless, Jagdeo went on to talk about the fact that GuySuCo is being kept in the dark when it comes to the transactions on its immovable and moveable assets.“So clearly, GuySuCo doesn’t know what is being sold out and what they’re keeping, and they don’t get any information. They are just like us in the public domain,” the Opposition Leader stressed.In fact, he reiterated claims of SPU removing assets from GuySuCo’s serviceable register to the unserviceable in order to sell them out.Furthermore, he went on to outline that the sugar corporation, which has been downsized by the coalition Government to just three estates – Albion, Blairmont and Uitvulgt, is questioning the scrap metal dealings involving the Wales, West Bank Demerara, estate.Back in April, reports had emerged that scrap metal from GuySuCo, worth some $3 billion, was sold to a mysterious buyer, but the proceeds from the sale were not received by the corporation.The Government has been silent on this transaction and despite the Business Ministry having overall responsibility for the scrap metal trade, former Business Minister Dominic Gaskin had distanced the Ministry from the sale when questioned by Guyana Times in April.Against this backdrop, the Opposition Leader told reporters on Thursday that NICIL has been bypassing the structure put in place for the privatisation of state assets. In fact, he noted that the agency is selling out “blocks of land” at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, including lands that were earmarked for the scrapped Specialty Hospital project.He added too that lands, at Liliendaal and Wales, are also being leased by NICIL and/or the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission. To this end, Jagdeo noted that if the PPP returns to power then all of these deals will come under scrutiny.“I want to warn the businessmen and those who are engaged in this, that if they believe this will fly in the long run and that we are not going to come back and look at all these transactions, they have it wrong because we’re going to do that. We’re not gonna tolerate this wanton giveaway of the resources,” the Opposition Leader posted.In the meantime, this fallout between GuySuCo and NICIL comes just days after the Guyana Agriculture and General Workers Union (GAWU) met with officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), airing their concerns about the divestment process and the lack of transparency.last_img read more