Through a program sponsored by the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board (L/S WIB) and PA CareerLink®, students and adults alike are able to learn more about local jobs in the healthcare field this week.
L/S WIB and the PA CareerLink® are celebrating Health Career Awareness Week at the PA CareerLink®, Pottsville Office, 203 E. Arch St., from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4. The event is part of the state’s Health Careers Week 2011, an initiative that informs the public about healthcare careers.
The fair features information about careers in health care and education as related to healthcare occupations.
L/S WIB Executive Director Lucyann Vierling said, “State projections continue to show an increase in career opportunities in health care. This event was planned to show young people and adults the benefits of careers available right here in Schuylkill County and the region.”
She noted that the Pottsville fair was designed to help attendees learn more about different careers in addition to the educational requirements for healthcare jobs.
Employers throughout the region are participating in the event all week, providing information on their organizations and answering questions about careers in education and health care. Wednesday’s events included representatives from Lehigh Carbon Community College, McCann School of Business & Technology, Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Health School of Nursing, Schuylkill Technology Centers and Compass Rose. Participants earlier this week included St. Luke’s Hospital, Comfort Keepers, Aaron Home Health Care and Lori’s Angels. Maximum Home Health Care will be at the Pottsville CareerLink® office on Thursday and Addus Home Health will be there on Friday.
L/S WIB brings together business, industry, education, economic development and community organizations to participate with the public workforce system to identify workforce challenges and develop strategies and solutions to address those challenges. The organization’s mission is to ensure a demand-driven world-class workforce system aligned with economic development and education. For more information, visit www.lswib.org or call (570) 822-1101, ext. 296.