Careers that Work
About Careers that Work
Since 2013, the Central Susquehanna Valley has experienced a general upward trend in employment numbers – with an annual growth rate of close to one percent. Total employment in the region is expected to grow by at least 15% over the next 5-10 years. The need for new employees to fill growing vacancies in a variety of industries is expected to continue.
Replenishing Today’s Aging Workforce
This, along with expanded automation and a rapidly evolving economy, requiring skilled and adaptable employees, indicates an urgent need to address the specific requirements of key and growing industries throughout our region.
Challenges in Education and Workforce Preparedness
These shortcomings have been further complicated by the COVID-19 Pandemic. From late 2019 to present, public health restrictions have severely limited K-12 students in accessing workforce skills development and knowledge of career pathways – negatively impacting workforce needs throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.
Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Careers
Comprehensive Workforce Development
This initiative will be a vital resource for teachers, students, counselors, and parents and will offer an ongoing process to address evolving skill sets and information that will focus on key industries due to their large share of our regional economy.
Digital Media and Integrated Curriculum Content
Videos will be hosted within the WVIA Education web portal and will also be available on WVIA social media platforms, such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.