SKILLS 2020: Resources

Chamber News

Skills in Scranton, our workforce development affiliate, recently hosted a virtual summit on overcoming common employment and hiring obstacles. Topics included dislocated workers, working with a physical or mental disability, transitioning veterans to the civilian workforce, and re-entering the workforce following a prison sentence.

Bill Burke, Dorothy Grill, Ph.D., and Chris von Ahnen shared their experiences as dislocated workers and the services that helped them find new opportunities.

Bob Fox and Keith Williams of My Center for Independent Living (MyCIL) talked about the tools and services available that make independent living a possibility for people with disabilities.

Eric Darling and Jennifer Spitler explained what it means to be a veteran and why their skills and experience are exactly what employers are looking for.

Jennifer Shoemaker of Outreach ­– Center for Community Resources introduced us to the L.E.A.D. Center and their efforts to assist men and women with re-entry into the workforce after incarceration. She is joined by James Kyle Hanjaras who shares his experience with the program.