Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.
PA Careerlink® Lehigh Valley endeavors to provide effective, responsive, user friendly and valued programs that develop, deliver, and sustain a quality, regional workforce, and we recognize our youth
as an important part of that workforce.
CareerLink’s® CareerFORCE program serves out-of-school youth ages 16-24 with barriers to employment. “Our participants are provided with group peer development in areas of job readiness and employability skills,” said Heather Dulick, Youth Program Manager. “They have the opportunity to receive funding toward work based activities such as occupational skills training, National Retail
Federation training and certification in Customer Service, On-the-job training, paid work experience and various off site activities to strengthen their foundation and gain exposure in the workforce,” She
The program also connects participants with community mentors who help them navigate their career path. “We would love to partner with more community based organizations,” said CareerForce Instructor, Melissa Wise. “We welcome guest speakers, potential mentors, opportunities for work experiences and more.”
Employers interested in participating with employable youth or CareerForce, contact our Youth Program Manager, Heather Dulick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-841- 008.