Workforce 2030

Lancaster County’s Premier Workforce Development Event

Uniting Business/Education/Community on the campus of Elizabethtown College  |  August 1 – 3, 2022

In early August 2022, over 250 community leaders gathered at Elizabethtown College for Workforce 2030, Lancaster County’s premier workforce development event. The event was organized by the Lancaster County STEM Alliance and sponsored by the Steinman Foundation.

The Workforce 2030 Summit built upon, and extended work done at Rock Lititz on June 25, 2021, when community thought-leaders came together to craft the following aspirational goal, and related strategic priorities, for Lancaster County:

Lancaster County will create a world-class workforce by 2030. A world-class workforce is made up of agile learners who maximize their human capital to benefit both themselves and their employer. Members of a world-class workforce are diverse, highly skilled individuals who bring talent, passion, agency, and resilience to their workplace.

Read the report of the June 25, 2021, Workforce Development Summit here.

The Workforce 2030 Summit was designed to highlight strategies and practices to help Employers, K-12 Education, Higher Education and Community Members create a world-class workforce by 2030.

The event included nationally recognized speakers, listed below, who addressed critical issues in workforce development. Attendees worked together to discuss pressing workforce issues and to brainstorm solutions that will help Lancaster County create and sustain a world-class workforce that is diverse, skilled, and in demand. This highly successful event will be followed by more events and trainings that foster the collaboration between business and education needed to fulfill the Workforce 2030 mission. Read more about Workforce 2030 in these articles:

Help wanted in Lancaster County: All workers welcome

Building without blueprints in Lancaster County

STEM initiative takes root at farm equipment company

Realigning public education to meet modern demands

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