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Governor Wolf visits Phoenix Contact


Pennsylvania governor discusses importance of apprenticeships and other job training programs

Middletown, Pa. – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited Phoenix Contact USA headquarters on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to discuss the importance of workforce development programs in the commonwealth. Jack Nehlig, president of Phoenix Contact USA, hosted the governor on a tour of Phoenix Contact’s manufacturing and logistics facilities.

During the tour, Governor Wolf met several graduates of Phoenix Contact’s apprenticeship programs. Afterwards, the governor held a press conference to highlight his PAsmart initiative, which funds job training programs like apprenticeships. Daniel Koprowski, a mechatronics technician at Phoenix Contact, shared how he not only earned a degree through the Phoenix Contact Apprenticeship program, but he also gained valuable work and life skills, without accruing student debt.


Molly McGowan
Public Relations Specialist
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