Gov. Tom Wolf recognized Arcadia University student Emmanuel Harris for his dedication to early childhood education at the celebration of the Innovative Apprenticeship Project launch, writes Caitlin Burns for the Arcadia University News.
Harris is a student in the School of Education’s PreK-4 Program for Working Professionals and works as an educator at the Parent Infant Center. This was selected by Wolf to be the location for the celebration.
The Innovative Apprenticeship Project will fund five apprenticeship programs using the District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund. This will help develop careers in early childhood development and addiction counseling as well as advanced medical assistants.
Before announcing the project, Wolf took part in some of the hands-on learning activities with Harris’ students. He noted in his comments that Harris is an excellent example of the value brought to the state by the apprentice program.
“I appreciate that he sees the importance of early childhood education in the state,” said Harris. “There aren’t many black males in my profession, so to be recognized for my work and have the governor come in was a big deal.”
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