Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Partnership for Career Development Announce Collaboration

Harrisburg, Pa. (January 23, 2023)– The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC and Partnership for Career Development (PCD) have forged a unique collaboration to strengthen career development education in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.

A robust, cooperative, and supported alliance between PCD and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC will provide stronger and more consistent collaborations between business and education. This collaboration will educate students and communities on available local career opportunities.

“We are excited to work with the Partnership for Career Development to prepare students in our region to enter the workforce,” said Ryan Unger, President and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC. “This partnership will connect our member businesses and organizations directly to students, providing opportunities not previously available. One of the biggest strengths of our region is our strong workforce. By introducing students to local businesses, we strengthen the future of our workforce.”

The Partnership for Career Development is a collaborative effort of the CAIU, its member districts/technical schools, community businesses, agencies, and postsecondary partners. This Partnership works to build a system of K-12 career development, to connect students to postsecondary options, and to improve workforce and economic development in our region.

“Our goal is to connect students with regional businesses to educate them on the many career paths available,” said Partnership for Career Development CEO Lynda Morris. “This partnership with the Chamber will bond businesses in our region and educate students on future employment opportunities. We prepare students for the future. The Chamber’s network will provide them with more resources for success.”

About Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. Building on its 136-year history, the organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost economic vitality and livability across the region. The Chamber & CREDC is 5-star accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, a distinction achieved by less than five percent of chambers across the nation.

About Partnership for Career Development

The Partnership for Career Development (PCD) is a business-education-partnership intermediary located in the Capital Region of Pennsylvania. PCD’s experience and expertise is concentrated in the field of Career & Workforce Readiness. PCD works under a fee-for-service model providing schools and school districts in South Central Pennsylvania with resources, programs, events and initiatives surrounding career exploration and development. In addition, PCD provides multi-level consulting at county, state and national level for businesses, organizations and individuals.

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