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Podcast Replay – Improving Workforce Development In Pennsylvania.

Building PA Podcast January 17, 2023 70

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This podcast replay was recorded in January 2022 with President, Pedro Rivera of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. The podcast remains relevant in our current state of workforce development. Take another listen.

Original Content –
Listen as President Rivera shares insight into industry trends related to workforce development beyond traditional construction-related skills such as career counseling, heavy equipment training, and professional career paths that will have significant impact. It’s vital to the success of any workforce development programs they rely on training to address the entire student to ensure that future workforces are prepared to positively address future needs.  Rivera shares several stories of his experiences.

President Rivera discusses future programs necessary to support the state’s future needs, such as civil engineering specific to water treatment and sewage related to planned infrastructure investments.

Thaddeus Stevens College has various programs to include contractors and owners in meeting industry needs such as advisory panels, internships,  externships, and soft skills counseling.  If interested in learning more about opportunities, visit Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.

More about President Pedro Rivera:

•Rivera is the former Secretary of Education. 

•Appointed by Governor Wolf to that position in 2015. 

•Previously served as superintendent to the School District of Lancaster.

•Served in the Philadelphia school district for 13 years

•Undergraduate degree from Penn State University

•M.A. from Cheyney University of PA

•Rivera became President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, in October 2021

Read more about this topic in the interview that President Rivera gave for the upcoming January 2022 issue of the Keystone Contractor Magazine.

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