Lackawanna College to Help Local Hospitality and Leisure Industry

A new partnership between Lackawanna College Lake Region Center and the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance aims to help local hospitality and leisure businesses grow their staff and train their existing workforce.

“The well-rounded training courses that we are offering will be crucial to helping our hospitality and leisure businesses start to rebuild their workforce that was drastically affected by the pandemic,” said Jennifer Passenti, Lackawanna College Lake Region Center Director “We are proud to work with the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance to help this industry survive and continue to grow.”

USDA Rural Development awarded a grant to the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance to provide internships and online training programs through the Lackawanna College Lake Region Center’s Continuing Education Department. Training courses include marketing and communications, design, Microsoft Office programs, skilled labor, and more.

“Workforce Alliance is offering paid internships and free training to qualified businesses in Wayne & Pike Counties,” said Lucyann Vierling, Workforce Alliance Executive Director. “Assisting our local businesses by providing much-needed resources to upskill existing or future staff, will not only assist individuals to retain or gain the skills that can lead to career advancement within the organization, but it also helps support the recovery efforts of the many businesses impacted by the pandemic.”

To get connected to the right training program, employers can complete the Train to Retain Form or call 570-390-7613 Ext. 702 for more information.

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