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Member News- October 7, 2020

Civil, Social, Human Services and Healthcare Expo at Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University will be holding an expo to help connect employers with students interested in careers in the Social, Health, and Human Services & Non-Profit career fields on October 28 & 29 from 2-5 p.m. Recommended employers include: Health Care Providers, Non-Profit Organizations, Government Agencies and Residential Treatment Facilities. Primary student attendees are those majoring in Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Exercise Science, Communication Studies, Languages & Cultures, Social Work, Sociology, and Psychology.

The standard registration fee includes your participation on both dates of the expo and our Fall Finale Bonus Expo in November. 

Upon registration, we will review the details you submitted for approval. At our fair, you’ll be able to engage with students in a variety of formats, including:

  • Video, audio, and chat communication with students
  • Group meetings with up to fifty students
  • 1:1 meetings scheduled in advance or after a group session
  • Share documentation with students ahead of time and have access to students who register to attend one of your sessions, resumes and contact information.

 Note: During registration, you’ll be asked to share the number of representatives who plan to attend the fair—up to 15 representatives per employer are able to participate in the fair. Each representative you register will be able to create their own unique schedule to engage with students. To learn more about these features check out this Handshake-hosted training webinar.

Employers are invited to discuss job shadowing, internship or employment opportunities with freshmen through graduate students and alumni. All expos are open and promoted to students from all majors and class years.

Although recruiting at Bloomsburg may look a little different this Fall, we are available to assist with all of your recruitment needs! Please review the toolkits provided by Handshake which will answer many of the questions you may have about participating in virtual events.

 If you have any remaining questions after reviewing the toolkits or need help registering for the event in Handshake, please contact our team at

Berwick Industrial Development Association (B.I.D.A.) Provides In-Kind Donation to Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) – Berwick Center 

L to R: Dr. Cheryl Lesser, LCCC Vice President of Academic Affairs; Joseph Siecko, B.I.D.A. Board Vice-President; Susan Spry, LCCC Vice President of Workforce and Community Development; Daniel McGann, B.I.D.A. Board President; Kelly O’Brien, B.I.D.A. Executive Director; Amy Shortlidge, B.I.D.A. Marketing Director; Thomas P. Leary, LCCC President; Kelly Foran, LCCC Director Berwick and Greater Susquehanna Centers and Rosana Reyes, LCCC Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

Since the spring of 2003, Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) has provided the students with an opportunity to receiving higher education in the Luzerne, Columbia, and Montour Counties through the Berwick Center, located in the Berwick Industrial Development Association (B.I.D.A.) Eagles Building. 

Seventeen years later LCCC is still seeing success with students in having the choice of where they can attend classes. B.I.D.A. continues the support of LCCC’s Berwick Center through a rental grant during the 2020-2021 school year with the facility, a value of $16,400

Along with B.I.D.A., the Columbia County Commissioners have provided the college with $20,000 of funding this year to assist with the costs associated with the Berwick Center. 

Since LCCC’s Berwick Center’s inception, B.I.D.A. has provided a total of $240,000 in rent support for the Eagles Building location.  

Because of this financial support, the residents of Columbia County receive Luzerne County residential discount tuition: 

  • $134 per credit is a savings of $134 per credit
  • For a regular three (3) credit course, the savings is $402 
  • For a full semester at twelve (12) credits, the savings is $2,010                                                                                                                                   

B.I.D.A. recognizes that employers in our region have an ongoing need for a skilled workforce. We, B.I.D.A., want to do our part to provide our region with affordable education. 

“Through education, students CAN build a career here in Berwick and the North Central Region of Pennsylvania through entrepreneurship and with our current employers” says B.I.D.A. Executive Director Kelly O’Brien. 

Providence Engineering Relocates to Lewisburg

Jeremy Whitmoyer

Providence Engineering Corporation is pleased to announce they have relocated their North-Central Pennsylvania office to Lewisburg, PA.

Now located at 419 Market Street, in Lewisburg’s historic district, Providence offers a more convenient location for our clients in the Lewisburg region and beyond. The Providence team is excited to continue providing constructible, affordable, and timely engineering services while also contributing to the economic vitality of downtown Lewisburg.

Providence has also hired Jeremy Whitmoyer, P.E. as Project Manager. Jeremy will be based in the new Lewisburg location, working alongside Zac Kurtz, P.E. and Jim Horting, P.E. With more than 10 years of professional experience, Jeremy brings a wealth of structural design expertise to the Providence team. In his new role, Jeremy will manage projects from concept to closeout including surveys, estimates, structural design, and construction administration services.

Established in 1992, Providence Engineering provides building design and analysis services. We engineer dependable, innovative solutions that have earned the trust of owners, architects, and contractors nationwide.

Dental Hygiene Month

Did you know that oral health is connected to your overall health and well-being? October is Dental Hygiene Month. You can protect your oral health by practicing good dental hygiene: brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss and use mouthwash after brushing, limit the amount of sugars in your diet, and see the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

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