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Employers Invited to Discuss Workforce Needs with Higher Education

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s (PASSHE) 14 universities offer programs and opportunities that prepare students for successful lives and careers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In November of 2019, the State System held a two-day workforce summit with 80 chief executives and human resources officers from across the Commonwealth. The summit identified the skills and competencies needed within six industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, agri-business, information technology, healthcare, finance & business services, and energy.

As a next step in its work to identify workforce needs, PASSHE is coordinating Regional Workforce Assemblies that are being offered to businesses (free of charge) within each region this Fall to provide participants with the opportunity to validate the skills and competencies required for in-demand occupations, share information about existing partnerships and programs dedicated to building our workforce, and make connections for building solutions to meet workforce demands now and in the future. The Northern Regional assembly, which includes Columbia and Montour counties, will be held from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. on September 24th . Assemblies will include condensed and interactive sessions between 20 and 45 minutes long with a break for lunch.

Comprehensive information and registration is available at

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