Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Westmoreland County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Last week, Westmoreland County Community College broke ground on its new $9.4 million Advanced Technology Center in the former Sony plant near New Stanton. The college’s workforce development program will move to the expanded classrooms and labs by fall 2014.
But county and college officials also hope the new center will be an incubator to help grow manufacturing businesses throughout the region.
“We are building on Western Pennsylvania’s manufacturing roots,” said Doug Jensen, WCCC assistant vice president for workforce education. “The entire manufacturing sector is growing in so many ways we need a different workforce and skill sets.
“Just as Pittsburgh has been an incubator for businesses in the biotech field with its universities, we want Westmoreland County to be an incubator for the manufacturing sector; we want entrepreneurs to come here. We want to serve the entire region in these emerging sectors, including energy.”
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Japan’sSony Corp. is cutting 10,000 jobs, about 6 percent of its global workforce, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday, as new CEO Kazuo Hirai looks to steer the electronics and entertainment giant back to profit after four years in the red.
The job cuts would be the latest downsizing in Japan Inc where companies from cellphone maker NEC Corp. to electronics firm Panasonic Corp. are trimming costs in the face of a strong yen and competition from rivals like Apple and Samsung Electronics.
TV makers in particular have been hit hard by the tough business climate as well as sharp price falls, with Sony, Panasonic and Sharp expecting to have lost a combined $17 billion in the fiscal year just ended.
Caught Sony’s new flick Legion on Friday at the Fairgrounds Mall Cinema in Reading. Good crowd for an afternoon matinée.
Two apocalypse films in one week, LOL! Two very different films for sure. The premise for Legion is that God gets fed up with us again (imagine that) and he is going to wipe out human kind. Since He promised to never again flood the earth, he was sending his angels to do the job.
Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh, Charles Dutton and Tyrese are the big names in the film. Interesting premise, good special effects and the story is good. I saw some not so good reviews but everybody has their opinion. Lots of action and the ending was cool.