The Chamber and Skills in Scranton to Host Annual Workforce Summit on April 4

Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, hosts the fourth annual Workforce Summit and Career Fair on Thursday, April 4, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

The event will supply invaluable resources for individuals seeking career advancement opportunities and professional development in northeastern Pennsylvania. Attendees can look forward to engaging speaker presentations focusing on career readiness and exploring various career pathways. The panelists, representing organizations from across the region, will share insights, strategies, and best practices to empower attendees in navigating their professional journeys.

“We are thrilled to host the annual Workforce Summit and Career Fair, bringing together professionals, organizations, and aspiring individuals from our community,” said Emily Pettinato, workforce development specialist at the Chamber. “This event underscores our commitment to fostering talent development, bridging the gap between education and employment, and driving economic growth in our region.”

Teri Ooms, executive director of The Institute, will provide the keynote session titled “State of the Workforce.” Ooms will educate the audience on crucial insights into the current state of the workforce, trends, challenges, and opportunities for both employers and job seekers in the greater Scranton region.

New to the Workforce Summit this year is the significant participation of high school seniors from Lackawanna County schools. It’s expected that 194 high school students will attend on Thursday, April 4. This initiative aims to guide and inspire the next generation of professionals in discovering their career pathways, equipping them with essential knowledge and resources for future success.

Tickets for the event are still available for purchase at