Wednesday, May 3, 2017

MENTOR, MENTOR ON THE WALL-DO WE HAVE THE MOST DEVELOPED WORKFORCE OF THEM ALL?


Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board

MENTOR, MENTOR ON THE WALL
DO WE HAVE THE MOST DEVELOPED WORKFORCE OF THEM ALL?
As we continue to talk about skills and knowledge gaps, it is time for each of us to step up to the mentoring plate! What if you created an experience for just ONE middle or high school student that bridges the skills and knowledge gaps?

“Mentoring is defined as a relationship in which an experienced person assists someone in developing specific skills  and knowledge to enhance their personal and professional growth.”

While attending the recent Annual National Association of Workforce Boards conference in Washington D.C., mentoring programs were just one of the workforce areas we discussed with Congressman Matt Cartwright.  During our visits, we expressed to Congressmen Cartwright and other Lehigh Valley legislators that through work experience, mentoring, and career development, we help young people enter the workforce with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in a 21st-century workplace setting.

Please join me in a new Mentoring Model that opens doors, develops skills, and keeps young adults engaged academically, and focused on jobs right here in the Lehigh Valley. In the Metropolitan Statistical Area we currently have an estimated 99,000 youth population between the ages 16 and 24 of which 8,400 are not in school and not working.

Let us work with you to design an individualized mentoring experience customized to you and your work environment for just ONE of those 8,400 youth. Please help us develop the pipeline with the employability, academic, and technical skills needed in Lehigh Valley’s workforce. 


Call for a free consultation on mentoring within your business.






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