Behind The Scenes

When you work with an organization from the outside, you see a lot of results but never know how those results happen. You walk into a grocery store and there are all kinds of product on the shelf, fresh produce and deli meat, but how did it get there? You go to your local community event and there are prizes, food, and decorations, but how long did that take to plan? If you work for...
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McAneny Brothers, Inc. Hires Three Students

McAneny Brothers, Inc. joined The Challenge Program, Inc. (TCP) in 2017 to sponsor Northern Cambria High School.  This spring McAneny went into the school to present to seniors about the opportunities for summer internships/full-time positions. Students sent in applications and interviewed for positions. Three of them stood out and will now be working full-time at McAneny Brothers right out of high school. Jim Brady, Seth Charney, and Andrew Weymer each submitted an application and were...
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Welcome Myra Bernhart to The Challenge Program, Inc. Team

Meet Myra Bernhart. Bernhart will be the first Workforce Development Manager for The Challenge Program, Inc. A position that has been in the planning stages for a while as the need for connecting business and education becomes increasingly important. As Workforce Development Manager, Myra Bernhart coordinates workforce development initiatives between business and education for The Challenge Program, Inc. The responsibilities of workforce management include implementing a client-centered service approach to workforce development among high school students. Bernhart is responsible for...
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Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association joined The Challenge Program, Inc. and Riggs Industries at Somerset County Technology Center. The PMA filmed our 2016-2017 Kick-off Assembly to highlight the skills gap in manufacturing and how it effects economic and workforce development. The Challenge Program, Inc. and CTC schools across Pennsylvania as well as sponsoring businesses such as Riggs Industries are working to change the perception and mindset of skilled trade opportunities to attract young men...
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