Education & Business Partnership Committee


Third Thursday  8:15-9:15am  Chamber & CREDC Office

Co-Chairs: Shannon Bradley of Momentum, Inc. & Beth Romanski of Lebanon Valley College
Staff Contact: Larissa Bailey (

The mission of the Education and Business Partnership Committee is to provide opportunities for members of the business and education communities to network, collaborate, and advocate in support of initiatives that enhance and promote learning opportunities and economic development in our region.

2017 Education & Business Partnership (EBP) Committee Goals

  • Support and advance collaborative initiatives and relationships with community partners to connect education and business to promote lifelong learning.
  • Provide leadership in exploring, supporting, and promoting initiatives to enhance the quality of programs, curriculum, assessment, etc. in order to promote career and college success.
  • Continue to breakdown stereotypes and barriers, raise awareness, and promote the equal opportunity of employment for all workers.
  • Monitor local, state, and federal education and workforce legislative issues, as well as work collaboratively with and be a resource to the Pennsylvania House and Senate Education Committees on various education initiatives.
  • Make recommendations to the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC on the impact and implications of education and workforce-related issues.

Click here for a complete list of the 2017 Goals, Projects, and Initiatives

Monthly Meetings

The EBP Committee* meets on the third Thursday of every month from 8:15am to 9:15am at the Chamber &CREDC office located at 3211 N. Front Street in Harrisburg. Any member is welcome to attend a meeting as a guest.  To add your name to the Committee email list to receive notifications, contact Larissa Bailey

View the 2017 Meeting Calendar.

View the “2016 – A Year in Review” document.

Member Directory

The EBP Committee is comprised of individuals who represent a variety of sectors and industries and are interested in bridging the gap between business and education.

View the 2017 Member Directory.

Committee Speakers & Additional Resources

The EBP Committee encourages collaboration among its members. Each guest speaker is purposefully selected so he or she can be a resource to the EBP Committee as a whole or its individual members. The EBP Committee has a variety of partners and additional resources it collaborates with on a regular basis.  To suggest a future guest speaker, email Larissa Bailey

2017 Committee Speakers & Additional Resources


2016 Committee Speakers & Additional Resources




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ESSA in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) designed and implemented a stakeholder engagement process that relies on participation from a group of diverse thought leaders and practitioners to help develop and submit a State Plan to the U.S. Department of Education, per the requirements outlined in the federal law. Upon approval from the federal government, the State Plan will go into effect in the 2017-18 school year.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

Signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is a bipartisan measure which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country. It provides significant flexibility around federal education policy by shifting authority back to states and communities.

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