Sunday, April 24, 2016

Youth talent pipeline!





Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, 
Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.

The Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc (LVWDB) and the PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley took our focus on youth to a whole new level this week!

On Thursday, April 21, 2016 the PA CareerLink® Lehigh Valley hosted the first ever Youth Job Fair.  It was great to host over 48 vendors from the Lehigh Valley at our facility located at 555 Union Boulevard in Allentown.  Vendors were informing students and our youth of the Lehigh Valley about skills and requirements for employment at their company. Here are just some of the vendors who attended.

 Dorney Park
 IBEW 375
Walgreens

If would like to participate as a vendor or know a youth who needs a job please contact Cindy Evans, Director of Youth Initiatives at 610-841-1004.

The LVWDB is always looking to partner with our educators to create a talent pipeline for our workforce. For the second youth initiative program we partnered with Southern Lehigh School District. This morning fifteen Lehigh Valley businesses were represented at the first ever Lehigh Career and Technical Institute Student Appreciation Breakfast at Southern Lehigh High School.  Students studying in various fields where able to network and interact with industry representatives from the Lehigh Valley.
Fields of study included:
  • *      Plumbing & Heating
  • *      Culinary Arts
  • *      Heating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • *      Auto Body/Collision
  • *      Electromechanical/Mechatron
  • *      Heavy Equipment
  • *      Small Engine/Rec Vehicle
  • *      Emerging Health Professional (Healthcare)
  • *      Electronics/Nanofabrication
  • *      Web Design/Web Programming
  • *      Precision Machine Tool Tech
  • *      Print Tech/Graphic Imaging
  • *      Computer & Networking Tech
  • *      Marketing & Business Ed


If your business would like to attend next year please contact Cindy Evans, Director of Youth Initiatives at 610-841-1004.

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