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Penn Highlands To Host Virtual Workforce Symposium

Posted May 10, 2021 at 11:56 am

On Wednesday, May 19th, from 8 AM to 10 AM, Penn Highlands Community College will host a virtual Workforce Development Symposium. This symposium will bring together local business, industry, and community leaders to discuss their workforce needs with Penn Highlands.

Sheila Ireland, the Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Workforce Development, will kick-off the event with a keynote address. Below is an agenda of the day’s events:

  • Introduction (Dr. Steve Nunez, President of Penn Highlands Community College)
  • Keynote Address (Sheila Ireland, PA Deputy Secretary of Workforce Development)
  • Panel Discussion #1: Meeting Your Training Needs
  • Breakout Session
  • Panel Discussion #2: Using WEDnetPA Funding and Participating in the Program
  • Questions
  • Adjournment

Penn Highlands hopes to identify and help solve the following pain points that our local employers currently possess through immersive panel discussions on the following during the event:

  • Technical training opportunities
  • Soft skill training opportunities
  • Customized short-term certificates and two-year degrees that fill employment gaps
  • Partnerships that boost overall regional effectiveness through synergy
  • WEDnetPA funding and how to participate

“Penn Highlands is excited to bring our region’s business and industry leaders together in one forum to discuss their workforce training needs,” stated Dr. Steve Nunez, President of Penn Highlands Community College. “We hope this event will allow us to identify additional opportunities where Penn Highlands can deliver relevant, highly trained employees for their needs.”