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News Release - Manufacturing Skills Act

Senators Coons, Ayotte Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Boost Manufacturing Training

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U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to help cities and states build 21st century manufacturing training programs. The Manufacturing Skills Act would create an annual $100 million competitive grant to support initiatives that strengthen the manufacturing workforce and address regional skills challenges.

“Manufacturing plays a critical role in building communities and strengthening the middle class,” Senator Coons said. “Our country regained more than half a million manufacturing jobs in the last three years, but our training programs still haven’t evolved to meet growing demand for high-skilled workers. We need to do a better job of training our workers for the manufacturing jobs of the 21st century, and that’s exactly what this bipartisan bill will do. By helping cities and states craft effective, relevant workforce training programs, we can strengthen communities and ensure American manufacturing is primed for growth in the decades to come.”

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Press Release - NASA JPL Open House

JPL Open House

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Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12, 2014
9 a.m to 4.p.m

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, invites the public to its annual Open House. The event, themed “Welcome to Our Universe,” will take visitors on a “ride” through the wonders of space. Highlights include a life-size model of Mars Science Laboratory, demonstrations from numerous space missions; JPL’s machine shop, where robotic spacecraft parts are built; and the Microdevices Lab, where engineers and scientists use tiny technology to revolutionize space exploration.

The Earth Science Center will show 3-D videos of our home planet and JPL’s Earth science missions. Upon entering, visitors will pass an Earth globe with data from NASA’s Earth-orbiting satellites projected onto the sphere.

JPL is located at 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, California, 91109. Admission to Open House is free. Parking is also free, but is limited. To get to JPL, take the Berkshire Avenue/Oak Grove Drive exit from the 210 Freeway in La Canada/Flintridge. All visitors should wear comfortable shoes --no buses will be provided from JPL parking lots. JPL will provide vans for mobility-challenged guests.

Vehicles and items carried by persons entering NASA/JPL property are subject to inspection by Officers at the entry checkpoints.  The following items are prohibited at NASA/JPL: All weapons, explosives, incendiary devices, dangerous instruments, alcohol, illegal drugs, pets, all types of skates including skateboards, Segways and bicycles. Large bags, backpacks or ice chests are not permitted into the event, except small purses and diaper bags.

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Press Release - Congressional Science Fair

Congressional Science Fair

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On Saturday, April 26, students who won Gold Awards at the Los Angeles County Science Fair and San Bernardino County Science Fair showcased their award-winning science fair projects at Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod’s Montclair district office.

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