HU Leader Appointed to Regional Workforce Investment Board

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is pleased to announce that Geoffrey M. Roche, Executive Director of Strategic Healthcare Initiatives, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the South Central Workforce Investment Board (SCPa Works).

Geoffrey Roche, Executive Director, Strategic Healthcare Initiatives

SCPa Works Funds employment and training programs that empower job seekers to obtain new skills and career opportunities and allow businesses to build talent pipelines to help meet workforce demands across southcentral Pennsylvania. The nonprofit operates six PA CareerLink® sites that serves tens of thousands of Pennsylvania residents each year. SCPa Works invests nearly $14 million into employment and training programs for youth and adults annually. Roche began his appointment Thursday.

“SCPa Works is excited to welcome Geoffrey Roche, Executive Director, Strategic Healthcare Initiatives at Harrisburg University, to the Board of Directors. Geoffrey is a strategic thinker and doer that is passionate about connecting workforce development, higher education, and economic development systems for the continued growth of our region,” said SCPa CEO Jesse McCree. “We are grateful for his commitment to the workforce development board and look forward to building a great partnership with him and Harrisburg University.”

A champion of the community, Roche said he looks forward to helping SCPa Works advance the region.

“It is a privilege to serve on the SCPa Works Board of Directors as I wholeheartedly support their mission to unlock the human talent that drives the development of businesses and individuals,” he said. “I look forward to partnering with leaders across the region to ensure we further connect economic development and workforce efforts to advance this region.”

Roche has volunteered and has been appointed to serve on numerous local, state, and national committees and taskforces, including the Health Equity Task Force of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) initiative, the Pennsylvania Department of Health Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee, the Lebanon County Economic Recovery Taskforce Leadership Team, and more.

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