Wall Street West
125 Goodman Drive
Bethlehem PA 18015
Phone: (610) 758-5219
Fax: (610) 861-5918
Northeastern Pennsylvania has the resources in place to ensure our workforce receives the best possible training. In addition to the 49,000 students currently attending area colleges and universities, we offer programs to advance the connectivity among business/industry, education, and workforce and economic development stakeholders to people at all stages of their education and career. The following is a sampling of regional programs available in Northeastern Pennsylvania:
A consortium of schools, colleges and industry members working together to help students and parents better understand career opportunities available in the region and helps schools develop training programs that prepare students for highly technical careers. Offers a Leadership Academy, for 11th grade students at a college campus that focuses on teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving and customer service.
Coordinates the resources of the business community in partnership with the education community, toward selective initiatives that will improve student competency. The coalition developed a Career Pathways model to help students explore and make career choices. Additionally, they partner with Project 720 high schools to infuse the Career Pathways into the strategic plan of each school.
A program designed to develop a cohesive, comprehensive and viable school-to-work system to enhance the career and decision-making skills of all students within Luzerne County. The partnership created the Luzerne County Academic Assessment Tracking System (LUCAATS) linking students to higher education, community agencies, volunteer opportunities and career/employment information. In conjunction with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, they also produced a Guide to Business Education Connections to help educators connect with programs and services offered to students and teachers by area businesses.
Collaborates with school districts to raise student achievement levels, support and align education with career preparation and workforce development, and advocate for sound educational policies. The partnership established more150 job shadowing opportunities for students in member school districts in 2005-06 and facilitates the Summer Teacher Internship Program, which allows local educators to work for local businesses for 6 weeks in the summer to increase their awareness of workforce issues and to relate those experiences to their students.
Part of the Greater Scranton Chamber that works to create, advocate and nurture business, education and community partnerships which address educational and workforce opportunities for our students and communities. The program established Tomorrow's Leaders Today, a youth development initiative designed to identify high school juniors who demonstrate leadership abilities and prepare them for committed involvement and responsible participation in the future of the region. Additionally, Skills in Scranton holds an annual computer contests to introduce and expose area high school students to information technology in a competitive environment and offers mini-grants of up to $500 to educators to develop special projects that benefit students.