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Press Release: Alliance Creates Manufacturing Brochure for County 8th and 9th Graders

GETTYSBURG, PA (October 4, 2019) – Adams Economic Alliance is planning for the county’s future workforce by reaching out to Adams County’s 8th and 9th grade students with a brochure touting the benefits of careers in the manufacturing industry. Today is National Manufacturing Day, concluding [...]

By |2019-10-04T06:43:53-05:00October 4th, 2019|Press Release, Workforce Development|

Press Release: Conewago Valley’s New Colonial Career & Technology Center Hailed As One-of-a-Kind

Facility Designed to Equip Students with Skills Transferrable to Workplace NEW OXFORD, PA (October 3, 2019) – The Conewago Valley School District’s Colonial Career & Technology Center (CTC) is being hailed as one of the most innovative vocational facilities in Pennsylvania. That’s because the district’s [...]

By |2019-10-03T08:58:11-05:00October 3rd, 2019|Press Release, Workforce Development|

Press Release: Adams Economic Alliance Celebrates National Manufacturing Week

SAY Plastics, located in McSherrystown, Adams County, is an ISO-certified producer of thermoformed plastic components and assemblies. The company’s SAYtooling System effectively re-engineers metal and FRP parts, providing thermoformed, cost effective, plastic designs for a variety of industries. For more information, see sayplastics.com. GETTYSBURG, PA [...]

By |2019-10-02T08:03:33-05:00September 30th, 2019|Press Release, Workforce Development|

Adams County Tech Prep: 25 Years of Workforce Development

Not many people know my career roots are in healthcare. I’ve worked in a psychiatric hospital, a brain injury rehabilitation center and a local long- term care facility.  I loved them all.  My reason to be is people! But then, like many women, my career [...]

By |2019-09-12T06:54:08-05:00September 12th, 2019|Adams County, Workforce Development|

Workforce Development: It’s All About Skills

We know that finding the right employees with the right skillsets can be challenging for many Adams County businesses. That’s basically what workforce development is—ensuring that we are cultivating the skills needed for tomorrow’s jobs in today’s students and residents. In today’s column, I’m going [...]

By |2019-08-08T09:21:58-05:00August 8th, 2019|Adams County, Workforce Development|

Top 10 Ways Economic Development Impacts Your Life

If you work in construction, you can point to buildings that you had a hand in creating. If you’re a teacher, your students are living testaments to your classroom lessons. If you work in food service, you can place a delicious dinner, cake, or cup [...]

By |2019-07-11T09:23:44-05:00July 11th, 2019|Adams County, Partnership, Workforce Development|

On-the-Job Training Funds Available to Adams County Companies

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” In today’s column, I’m happy to share news about an on-the-job training program that actually reimburses employers for up to half of the wages of new employees undergoing training as they acclimate to [...]

By |2019-06-13T10:58:48-05:00June 13th, 2019|Adams County, Partnership, Workforce Development|

Adams County Manufacturers Invited to Join “Next Gen”

Connecting the dots is important. Think back to your grade school days and “connect the dot” puzzles. Before putting your pencil to paper, the paper contained random dots. But once you started connecting the dots by numbers 1, 2, 3, you could start guessing about [...]

Adams County’s Future Workforce

This column was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, November 8, 2018 What are our Adams County school districts doing to prepare today’s children for the future workforce? I recently attended an Adams County Council of Governments meeting, where our area school superintendents answered this [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:48:50-05:00November 8th, 2018|Workforce Development|

The Future of Adams County’s Workforce

This column was originally published in the Gettysburg Times, September 13, 2018. How many times have you heard people say, “I wish I had a crystal ball so I could see into the future?” Unfortunately, we cannot predict the future with absolute certainty under any condition, but [...]

By |2018-09-13T09:03:26-05:00September 13th, 2018|Adams County, Workforce Development|

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