Workforce 2030

Lancaster County’s Premier Workforce Development Event

Uniting Business/Education/Community at the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 Conference & Training Center  |  September 25, 2024 

The Lancaster County STEM Alliance has awarded three Idea Incubator Funding grants for the 2023-2024 school year. As a direct result of the annual Workforce 2030 Summit, those in attendance were offered the opportunity to apply for grants totaling $100,000. One $50,000 grant and two $25,000 grants were selected out of 15 applications received.

$50,000 Recipient: Precision Cobotics

Project: Implementation of an engineering robotics lab at Millersville University for high school students interested in manufacturing. In partnership with upper-level Millersville University Engineering students, students will identify and help solve a challenge from a local manufacturing business.

$25,000 Recipient: CNH Industrial

Project: Job shadowing and project-based learning for middle and high school students. Educators will job shadow at CNHi and from that experience, educators will design project-based learning showing STEM-related careers and relating those STEM careers to skills currently being taught.

$25,000 Recipient: Eastern Lancaster County School District 

Project: A business education collaborative project with educators in areas of math, science, agriculture, business, and gifted education. Educators will be partnered with Lancaster County businesses to tour, observe, and see directly how classroom content applies to the local economy. Resources will be reviewed and updated for all students in the district to reference.

Why Lancaster?  Better yet, why not Lancaster?  

With our culture of creative thinking, remarkable work ethic, and innovative leadership, why not Lancaster as the champion who leads the way in addressing the challenges around workforce development facing our county, state and nation?

Join the Lancaster County STEM Alliance (LCSA) as we host the annual Workforce 2030 Summit on September 25, 2024, at the Lancaster-Lebanon IU-13 Conference & Training Center.  

K-12 Educators

(Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Guidance Counselors and Career Liaisons)

Ensure your students are career ready!

 

  • Collaborate with local businesses to better ensure alignment between the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed in the workforce, and your lessons, projects, and activities.
  • Learn about career opportunities within Lancaster County.
  • Network with community partners committed to the prosperity of Lancaster County through workforce development.
  • Explore the Inspire Lancaster and CRL! resources that support the development of a talent pipeline in Lancaster County.

K-12 Administrators

(Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators, Principals and Assistant Principals)

Ensure your graduates are career ready!

 

  • Network with community partners committed to the prosperity of Lancaster County through workforce development.
  • Explore the Inspire Lancaster and CRL! resources that support the development of a talent pipeline in Lancaster County.
  • Collaborate with local businesses to ensure alignment between business needs and educational programming.
  • Connect across sectors of the community to discuss strategies for supporting career readiness at the system level.
  • Discuss how community resources can best be leveraged to support career readiness efforts K-12.
  • Discuss recruitment and retention strategies for staffing.

Higher Education Leaders

Ensure your graduates are career ready!

 

  • Discuss critical transitions in a learner’s education journey to ensure career readiness.
  • Collaborate with local businesses to ensure alignment between the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed in the workforce, and your educational programming and program/course offerings.
  • Discuss how community resources can best be leveraged to support career readiness efforts in higher education.
  • Network with community partners committed to the prosperity of Lancaster County through workforce development.
  • Discuss recruitment and retention strategies for staffing.

Early Childhood/Pre-K

Ensure your students have a strong foundation for learning!

 

  • Discover the importance of early access to STEM as a foundation for future success.
  • Uncover strategies that build curiosity, creativity, and kindness in early learners.
  • Learn about ways to provide early exposure to career opportunities within Lancaster County.
  • Collaborate with local businesses to better ensure alignment between the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed in the workforce, and your lessons, projects and activities.
  • Network with community partners committed to the prosperity of Lancaster County through workforce development.
  • Explore the Inspire Lancaster and CRL! resources that support the development of a talent pipeline in Lancaster County.

Human Resources

(HR Directors and Staff)

Ensure a talented workforce in Lancaster County!

 

  • Discuss and learn about local strategies for recruiting and retaining employees.
  • Collaborate with educators, at all levels of the system, to ensure alignment between the skills needed in your workplace, and those being taught in schools.
  • Discuss opportunities to provide early career awareness and exploration opportunities that will connect local students and community members with your business/ industry.
  • Build awareness of jobs within your business/ industry.
  • Network with community partners committed to the prosperity of Lancaster County through workforce development.
  • Explore the Inspire Lancaster and CRL! resources to support the development of a talent pipeline in Lancaster County.
  • Learn about strategies for business and education partnerships that foster career readiness.

Business Leaders

(CEO, CFO, President, Community Outreach Liaisons)

Ensure a talented workforce in Lancaster County!

 

 

  • Collaborate with educators, at all levels of the system, to ensure alignment between the skills needed in your workplace, and those being taught in schools.
  • Discuss opportunities to provide early career awareness and exploration opportunities that will connect local students and community members with your business/ industry.
  • Network with community partners committed to the prosperity of Lancaster County through workforce development.
  • Explore the Inspire Lancaster and CRL! resources to support the development of a talent pipeline in Lancaster County.
  • Learn about strategies for business and education partnerships that foster career readiness.

Community Leaders

(Non-Profits, Legislators/ Policy Makers, State and Local Organizations, Government Agencies)

Ensure the prosperity of our community! 

 

 

  • Network with community partners committed to the prosperity of Lancaster County through workforce development.
  • Learn about strategies for business and education partnerships that foster career readiness.
  • Discuss policies and legislation that support career readiness efforts in PA.

Featuring keynote speakers Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski, co-authors of “When You Wonder, You’re Learning” and Michael Sack from Jobs for the Future (JFF), we will continue our efforts to address employee recruitment and retention, alignment between workforce demands and educational programming, and innovative strategies for ensuring our community is career ready.  Attendees will have the opportunity to work with Jen Reiner, President and Lead Strategist with Align Ltd., in a design thinking process to generate innovative strategies for system-level challenges.

With the collaborative energy directed towards traversing the local workforce obstacles by 2030, our goal for the Summit is to provide attendees with ideas, strategies, and resources to strengthen the cross-sector partnerships that address workforce development challenges.

We need change agents like you!  Your partnership in this event ensures that you are among the thought leaders and community innovators driving change in our workforce.  Not only will you help lead change as an agent for the future of Lancaster County, but you will also serve as an advocate for the quality of life and prosperity of our amazing county. 

Click Here for the Workforce 2030 Summit Schedule

 

Call for Proposals

LCSA invites you to submit a proposal to present at the Summit, where the sharing of your thoughts, ideas and solutions will help lead us towards a prosperous 2030 in Lancaster County!

We are looking for presentations from across all sectors of the community.  Sessions are 45 minutes in length and should provide attendees with information, practical strategies, and resources around the Summit goals and within the following themes:

  • Community Awareness
  • Diversity in STEM
  • In-School Project Based Learning
  • Out of School STEM Learning
  • Work-Based Learning

Please complete the session proposal form by June 12, 2023. 

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION TO PRESENT

Not sure what to expect? Check out highlights from last year’s Summit.

Keynote Speakers

Errika Moore, Executive Director of the National STEM Funder’s Network, is a STEM leader with more than 30 years as a coalition builder; 25 years as a diversity, equity, inclusion and access change agent; 15 years in nonprofit leadership; and 10 years as an entrepreneur. Prior to joining the STEM Funder’s Network, Errika served as a Senior Program Officer for the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, where she led the Foundation’s education portfolio from early childhood education through prost-secondary and alternative pathways to education and workforce development. In addition, she is the former Executive Director of TAG-ED (Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative).
Dr. Kevin J Fleming currently leads the Planning and Development unit as a Vice President at Norco College (part of Riverside Community College District, CA) having previously supported over 40 Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs as well as multiple state and federal grants as a Dean of Instruction. Producer of multiple viral animation videos including Success in the New Economy, and author of the bestseller, (Re)Defining the Goal, Dr. Kevin J Fleming is a passionate advocate for ensuring all students enter the labor market with a competitive advantage. While vice president for the California Community College Association for Occupational Education, and serving on visiting teams for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Dr. Kevin J Fleming wrote three books including Maintaining Strategic Relevance and an interactive etextbook to train Supply Chain Technicians. Previously, his Center of Excellence was recognized by the Community College Futures Assembly for analyzing workforce trends and providing customized labor market research for the largest higher education system in the world: the California Community Colleges.
Talithia D. Williams is an American statistician and mathematician at Harvey Mudd College who researches the spatiotemporal structure of data, and applies them to problems in the environment. She has partnered with the World Health Organization in developing a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for counties in Africa. Her research interests also include nonstationary covariance estimation and change-of-the-support problem. She demystifies the mathematical process in amusing and insightful ways, using statistics as a way of seeing the world in a new light and transforming our future through the bold new possibilities inherent in the STEM fields.

Community Presenters

Advanced Cooling Technologies
Teachers as Temporary Workers

Jason Andrews, The Steinman Foundation

Dr. Carole Basile, Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Career Ready Lancaster!

CNH Industrial
A Hands-on Work-based Learning Experience

Electron Energy Corporation
A Hands-on Work-based Learning Experience

Dr. David Finegold, President of Chatham University
The Future of Higher Education

Dr. Andi Fourlis, Superintendent of Mesa Public Schools
The Next Education Workforce: Bringing Private Industry into the Classroom

Lori Guiseppe, Director of Learning and Talent Development The High Companies

The High Companies
A Hands-on Work-based Learning Experience

John McCormick, Vice President, Managing Director, StructureCare

Anthony Saba, Executive Director at Samueli Academy

SDoL Class of 2030

Dr. Matt Skillen, Director of the Etown Teaching & Learning Design Studio

Jack Smith, AASA: The School Superintendent’s Association

Dr. Brian Troop, Superintendent of Ephrata Area School District

Heather Valudes, The Lancaster Chamber

Alicia Wilson, Vice President for Economic Development at Johns Hopkins University and Health System