The Lawrence Mercer Manufacturers Coalition (LMMC) has received over $236,000 in grant money in order to promote local career opportunities.

According to a press release, LMMC was awarded a $236,786 grant from the Industry Partnership Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

The funds will be used to promote local manufacturing career opportunities and offer technical and career-readiness training, particularly among young adults between the ages of 16-24, career switchers and for those transitioning into the workforce after significant time away.

"This grant funding will help to accelerate our ability to accomplish our mission of improving visibility of the many rewarding and appealing manufacturing career pathways available in Western Pennsylvania," said Strategic Initiatives Vice President Anna Barensfeld.

In addition, LMMC will prioritize developing workforce retention and upskilling programs to advance the existing manufacturing workforce into higher-skill and higher-wage positions.

Manufacturers in Mercer or Lawrence County interested in LMMC membership should email [email protected].