Business leaders across northeastern Pennsylvania have recognized that workforce development is critical to our economic future, and the long-term success of our youth. Skills in Scranton has established the framework for an industry-led, sector-based approach for addressing skills shortages, developing talent pipelines, and creating meaningful career pathways for a range of workers in leading industry sectors.
Each week member businesses are interviewed on their open positions, company culture, benefits and more. Workforce Wednesday is free to all Chamber members, live streamed and shared across social media. This is a great opportunity to market the available job opportunities within your company!Watch recordings
Skills in Scranton’s Workforce Summit and Career Fair is not your typical job fair! This annual event connects local employers and job seekers, as well as hosts engaging presentations with various industries and professionals. Attendees can learn about career opportunities with local employers from a variety of companies.Learn more here
Internships play a critical role in a business’s ability to access and build the talent pipeline. The Small Business Internship Fund was launched in 2019 to establish a college internship program designed to place our “best and brightest” students in Chamber member businesses. Through the Fund, eligible small business participants can receive matching funds per student for both Traditional and Micro Internships.
Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program awards tax credits to operating business firms that make contributions to Scholarship Organizations, Educational Improvement Organizations and/or Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organizations.
Skills in Scranton Business Education Partnership is an approved Educational Improvement Organization through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. For more than 30 years, Skills in Scranton has been connecting business and education in Lackawanna County.
EITC funding awards are used to orient students to opportunities and career readiness skills required within priority industry sectors and to develop talent pipeline and career exploration programming within Lackawanna County school districts.Learn more here
SkillUp™ PA was launched to provide access to free, online job skills training to Pennsylvania residents. Courses are available on the Metrix Learning Portal and can be accessed by registering for a free account on the PA CareerLink® website.Learn more >