Thursday, March 16, 2017

Legislative Orientation....the LVWDB way!


Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board

We recently hosted an Interactive Strategic Planning Session and Workforce System Legislative Orientation.  Sounds very formal but it was really an excellent opportunity to speak one-on-one with our legislators and their staff about the work we do here at the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board and PA CareerLink Lehigh Valley.

Our agenda was packed!  We took this time to present our Job and Labor Market data and statistics, the Governor's Budget update, current Grant Opportunities we are seeking, upcoming events and more!

 Our guest of honor was Owen O'Neil, Executive Director, of LANta who explained the ins and out of public transportation in the Lehigh Valley and how LANta works with employers to help employees get to work.

We ended our time together by hearing from the legislative offices how we can better serve them and their constituents.  Part of our mission is to help Lehigh Valley residents become employed!

Every year we look forward to this meeting.  Giving and getting perspective is a key component in our strategic planning.  We are lucky to have strong relationships with our legislators and never take that for granted.







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