Workforce Development

Improving Workforce Development in Pennsylvania

Chris Martin January 17, 2022 167

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

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

Stevens has various programs to also include contractors and owners in terms of meeting industry needs such as advisory panels, internships, or 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 Pennsylvania 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, October 2021

Read more about this topic in the interview that President Rivera gave for the Keystone Contractor Magazine.

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