Workforce Summit & Career Fair Presentations

11:30 a.m. (30 minutes)

Industry Connect Session: Building Construction & Trades

This connect session provides job seekers and students with an opportunity to meet with industry representatives from the Building Construction and Trades industry sector. Through this panel, attendees will gain perspectives from the industry professionals on the career pathways, education and training needed to obtain a career in this industry.


  • Bob Kerestes, Sordoni Construction Services
  • Thomas Kirkpatrick, Toyota of Scranton
  • Alex Zero, Career Technology Center

12:00 p.m. (1 hour)

Keynote Panel: Employer Best Practices

This keynote panel will offer tips, advice, and guidance to job seekers from a variety of industries. In addition, panelists will discuss best practices from an employer perspective on how to recruit and retain talent. Discussions will center around developing career pathways, how to grow your career and creating a welcoming employment environment.


  • Moderator: Alex Stark, ID Logistics
  • Manufacturing: Brooke Lipperini, Canpack US
  • Logistics: Alex Stark, ID Logistics
  • Healthcare: Theresa Snyder, Allied Services
  • Business Services: Abe Salam, Epic Revenue Consultants
  • Construction and Trades: Jennifer Davis, Sordoni Construction Services

2:00 p.m. (30 minutes)

Resume Writing & Interviewing Best Practices

This presentation will focus on ways career seekers can maximize their efforts during the Career Fair, as well as during their generalized career search including resume and interviewing tips, job search strategies, information on LinkedIn, and more.


  • Taylor Troiani, PA CareerLink Lackawanna County

3:00 p.m. (30 minutes)

Industry Connect Session: Manufacturing

Are you interested in a career that will provide opportunities for growth and advancement? Consider a job in manufacturing! Meet one-on-one with Manufacturing industry leaders during this connect session to learn about working in the field, opportunities for career growth, skills set need and how to get started with your job search.


  • Eric Esoda, NEPIRC
  • Greg Posly, General Dynamics
  • Andrew Bordeau, Lockheed Martin

3:30 p.m. (30 minutes)

Dress for Success Lackawanna

Dress for Success Lackawanna empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Join us as organization leadership discusses the support services and programming available to job seekers in Lackawanna County.


  • Serena Howarth, Dress for Success Lackawanna

4:00 p.m. (30 minutes)

Industry Connect Session: Retail & Service

If you enjoy working with people, retail and hospitality might be the right career path for you. Meet with local business employers to explore how to obtain and grow a career in the Retail and Service Sector.


  • Rosemary Bohenek, The Viewmont Mall
  • Dana Spinozza, Schiff’s
  • Dee Desai, Hilton Scranton