The development of a talented and knowledgeable workforce is essential to the success of our community. Effective workforce programs can contribute to higher employment, job retention, and higher wages for participants. Our investments also impact our economy by creating positive ripple effects for businesses and communities by raising worker productivity, reducing unemployment costs, and strengthening the tax base for local governments.
As community leader, SCPa Works brings positive impact to our region in a number of ways:
- Convener – We bring together business, education, labor and economic development to focus on community workforce solutions.
- Research – We develop and disseminate labor market and economic information and trends that helps shape workforce investments.
- Community Voice – We advocate for the importance of workforce policy, providing perspective about the need for skilled workers.
- Capacity Builder – We enhance the region’s ability to meet the workforce needs of employers in the region.