Scranton Launchbox Career and Development Programs

AutoCAD Training

Level 1: January 17 – February 9, 2023

Level 2: February 21 – March 2, 2023

Tues/Thurs evenings 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Basic Grant Writing

Thursdays, January 19 – February 23, 2023

10:45 am – Noon

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Thursdays, March 9 – March 30, 2023

6 pm – 8 pm

NEW! Fundamentals of Fundraising

Thursdays, January 19 – February 23, 2023

9 am – 10:15 am

Leadership Essential Workshops

Thursdays, 9 am – Noon

Meeting Supervisory Responsibilities


Leading Others


Interviewing and Selecting Employees


Building a Positive Work Climate


Professional Engineer Exam Review

PE Civil Review

Tuesdays, February 28 – June 13, 2023

6 pm – 9 pm

Spanish in the Workplace

Level 1: April 25 – June 27, 2023

Level 2: April 27 – June 22, 2023

Tues/Thurs evenings 5:30 pm -7:45 pm

Industry Focused Courses and Credentials

APICS/ASCM Certification Prep Program

CPIM – Part 2

January 19 – March 25, 2023

Thursdays 6 pm – 8 pm/Saturdays 8 am – 10 am

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2023

Personal Care Home Training

Accelerted PCHA 100 hr. Training – 4 Weekends

January 20 – February 11, 2023 or

April 14 – May 6, 2023

PCHA 100 hr. Training – 7 weeks

January 17 – March 2, 2023

Tuesdays/Thursdays 8 am – 5:30 pm

15-hour Assisted Living Administrator Training

Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25, 2023

8 am – 4:30 pm

SHRM CP/SCP™ Learning System Course

February 2 – April 27, 2023

Thursdays, 6 pm – 9 pm

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

May 4 – May 25, 2023

Thursdays, 6 pm – 9 pm

                              REAL ESTATE CLASSES

Real Estate Fundamentals

Mondays, 6 pm – 9 pm

January 30 – April 3, 2023

Real Estate Practice

Wednesdays 6 pm – 9 pm February 1 – April 12, 2023 then classes continue on:

Mondays and Wednesdays 6 pm – 9 pm – April 17, April 19, April 24, and April 26, 2023

                       Certificate Programs


NEW! Essentials in Strategic Leadership

Integrated Digital Marketing

Logistics and Operations Management

Project Management Certificate Program

NEW! Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

NEW! Workforce and Career Development Certificate

 Youth Programs


  •  January 11, 2023 – February 22, 2023

Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  (5:30 – 7:00 Verbal; 7:00 – 8:30 Math)

Pennsylvania CareerLink News


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Professional Development Workshops  
Been out of the workforce due to the pandemic and nervous about meeting with employers?   We offer several workshops daily designed to help you fine-tune your resume, interview skills, and other skills related to professional development! Workshops are free of charge and available via Zoom.   Click for a complete list of workshops and to register!

NEPA AHEC Healthcare Career Exploration

The Healthcare Career & College Exploration Event will be held Friday, October 14th from 10am-4pm at the Viewmont Mall, Dickson City.  This event has over 30 vendors including colleges, universities, and healthcare organizations looking to hire new employees and many offering incentives.  We have several school districts busing students to this event and hope that many community members come out to explore new careers in healthcare.

PennDOT District 4 Hiring Event

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is hiring for over 100 positions. A hiring event is being held September 9 from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at the Luzerne County PA CareerLink office located at 32 East Union Street, Wilkes Barre, PA.

Applicants unable to attend the hiring event can apply by going to

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

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Geisinger Launches Nursing Scholars Program for Employees

Nurses make up the largest segment of the healthcare workforce and play critical roles in caring for patients. Now, Geisinger employees interested in a nursing career will have an easier path. By launching a new career development program, Geisinger will provide financial, educational and wellness support to its employees pursuing a career in nursing. The Geisinger’s Nursing Scholars Program eases the financial burden of nursing school and is open to any employee who’s worked with Geisinger for a year or more and isn’t already a registered nurse (RN) or provider.

The program awards $40,000 in financial support with a 5-year work commitment as an inpatient nurse. The goal is to support 175 scholars per year by offering rolling admissions to the program. While supporting employee career and professional goals, the program will also mitigate a shortage of nurses across the organization and beyond. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nation needs 1.1 million new RNs by 2022 to avoid a nursing shortage.

“There is a recruitment gap of approximately 300 registered nurses per year across the Geisinger system,” said Janet Tomcavage, chief nursing executive at Geisinger. “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections, registered nursing is listed among the top occupations in terms of job growth through 2029. The RN workforce is expected to grow from 3 million in 2019 to 3.3 million in 2029, an increase of 7%. Community members across our footprint can join the Geisinger workforce and take advantage of this wonderful career advancement opportunity.”

The program serves as an entry point into the healthcare profession for high school students and for anyone considering a career in nursing. Community members who are not Geisinger employees can apply for available positions within Geisinger and qualify for the program after only one year of employment.

“We are aware that many of our employees are keen to pursue a nursing career but need additional support from us in achieving their dreams. This comprehensive nursing scholars’ program is designed to provide financial, educational and well-being support for Geisinger employees who would like to become registered nurses,” added Tomcavage.

Geisinger will support the employee scholars in preparation to go back to school to set them up for success. Guidance in choosing a school and type of degree is available via an internal website and personal counseling. Those who wish to attend prep classes may do so through internally offered classes designed by Geisinger experts. Basic math, navigating online classes and work-life balance are some of the courses offered. While employees are in school, support via study groups, mentoring from Geisinger nurses and professional development opportunities will be available at Geisinger.

“Studying while working is a huge undertaking and we understand that employees will need more than just financial support. We want to be able to support our employees’ well-being and provide them with help that they might need when preparing to go back to school. Geisinger’s Nursing Scholars Program is designed to motivate and support employees in achieving their best at work and at school,” said Rebecca Stoudt, associate dean of nursing student education at Geisinger.

Geisinger partners with various nursing schools across its footprint, and has created easy access to healthcare for many Pennsylvania communities. The Geisinger Career Center, a recruitment and career services hub, offers community members and Geisinger employees the chance to make a difference through available job opportunities in the health system.

Beyond the physical career center, located at 529 Mill St. in Danville, anyone interested can make virtual or phone consultations to learn about Geisinger careers. Candidates can speak with a Geisinger representative about open positions, and current Geisinger employees can learn more about professional development resources and events.

Open positions at Geisinger are also listed at To find out more about the career center or to make an appointment, call 877-564-6447 or email

Johnson College Offers Program to OVR High School Students

Johnson College is offering an Automotive industry-driven career exploration experience to high school students enrolled in the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). This program will be held from July 26 through August 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Johnson College campus and industry partner locations. Students will have an opportunity to dive into a college experience and develop skills to prepare them for success on and off a college campus. They will also receive exposure to the automotive industry. 

The second week of the program will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will take place at different industry partner locations allow students to shadow local automotive industries and gain first-hand knowledge and experience.

For more information and to register, email Tim Frank, Academic Program Specialist at Johnson College, at This event is free for students enrolled in the OVR program.