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TABLE OF CONTENTS PATH OVERVIEW................................................................................

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WHY PATH? WHY NOW?...................................................................

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LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE.....................................

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LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE..................................

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NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE......................................

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MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS.......................................................

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HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS...............................................................

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TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS......................................................

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SUPPORT SERVICES..........................................................................

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EMPLOYER PARTNERS......................................................................

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS.............................................................

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SUCCESS STORIES............................................................................

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CONNECT WITH US............................................................................. 13


PATH OVERVIEW SECTION HEADER WHAT IS PATH? Pennsylvania’s Advanced Training and Hiring (PATH) offers career based training in the areas of healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and transportation and logistics. Our programs are affordable; and students can earn a credential in as little as two months. Twenty-five career PATHways have been developed in these areas, and students complete their training in state of the art learning environments. Training and curriculum is industry validated, and students train on equipment and technology they will use in real world settings.

WHERE IS PATH? PATH programs are located at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Luzerne County Community College and Northampton Community College.

WHO IS PATH FOR? PATH is for students of all ages and backgrounds. PATH is specifically meant for the unemployed or underemployed, recently seperated veterans, workforce entrants or re-entrants, and those in need of improved and enhanced skills. Organizations can also utilize PATH to re-train or up-skill their current workforce, and take advantage of the over 500 students ready to work in their field. This is your PATH to a better workforce!

“The classes that are being developed are important to help companies like this stay in business.” - Garry Hartman, Cheetah Chassis 1


WHY PATH? WHY NOW? Over 500 students have enrolled in PATH programs in the first three semesters of the grant. Those 500 plus students represent tomorrow’s workforce. PATH provides fast, affordable career training with the goal of improving our regional economy and workforce. Twenty-five career pathways have been developed in the high demand areas of Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, and Transportation and Logistics. These areas were identified as major areas of need for employers in the region. PATH students are serious about work and often work full-time jobs during the day and attend night classes. PATH students learn valuable employability skills and are prepared to immediately impact your bottom line upon hire. Students receive training on state of the art equipment and each program results in an industry recognized credential. This combination of training and education make PATH students the type of reliable, responsible employees you need.

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LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE OVERVIEW Founded in 1966, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) serves more than 7,500 students from Lehigh, Carbon, Schuylkill and surrounding counties offering more than 90 programs of study including healthcare, information technology, criminal justice, education and business administration. From the main campus in Schnecksville and modern satellite sites in Allentown, Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe, LCCC offers two-year associate degrees, certificate and specialized diploma programs, and workforce training for students studying either full-time, part-time or online.

PATH AT LEHIGH CARBON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Lehigh Carbon Community College’s PATH funded programs range from patient focused healthcare programs to advanced manufacturing programs. Each program results in a certificate of completion, and provides the flexibility to start any time, and finish in as little as two months.

CAREER PATHWAYS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING*

HEALTHCARE

ALL PROGRAMS WILL AWARD A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

• AMIST Mechatronics 1 • AMIST Mechatronics 2 • Fanuc Robotics • Production Technician • Manufacturing Simulation • CNC Machining**

* Programs within PATHways vary in duration ** Located at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute

• Certified Nurse Aide • EKG Technician • Phlebotomy Technician • Pharmacy Technician • Healthcare Administrative Assistant

and Carbon Career & Technical Institute

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LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE OVERVIEW Luzerne County Community College is a public, two-year comprehensive community college for residents of Luzerne County and surrounding areas throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. LCCC offers over 100 academic, technical and career training programs to provide students an opportunity to pursue an education consistent with their interests and capabilities and educational and employment demands. Our mission is to provide all students wishing to attend higher education with a chance to pursue their degree through open admissions, educational support, and low tuition.

PATH AT LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Luzerne County Community College’s PATH funded career pathways are comprised of welding and diesel technology diploma programs. Programs result in either a diploma, certificate of specialization, or associate’s of applied science degree.

CAREER PATHWAYS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

• Engineering Design

Mfg.Technology (AAS) • Welding Fundamentals (D) • Welding Advanced (CS)

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LOGISTICS & TRANSPORTATION

• Diesel Truck Technology (D) • Diesel Truck Specialist (CS)


NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE OVERVIEW For over 40 years, Northampton Community College has helped students of all ages and backgrounds answer one of life’s biggest questions. NCC is committed to quality, affordable higher education. We strive for accessibility, with courses scheduled at multiple campuses and locations during the day and evening, on weekends and online. You can choose from nearly 100 transfer and career programs leading to associate’s degrees, certificates and diplomas. Whether you know where you’re going, or you are just starting to ask the question, Northampton is the place to start your journey.

PATH AT NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE Northampton Community College’s PATH funded career pathways are focused on office based medical careers, and advanced manufacturing careers. Each program results in a specialized diploma, certificate, or associate’s of applied science degree.

CAREER PATHWAYS

HEALTHCARE

• • Instrumentation and Process Control (C) • • Welding Fundamentals (SD) • • Welding & Fabrication (C) • • Welding Technology (AAS) ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Medical Assistant (SD) Healthcare Billing & Coding (SD) Healthcare Office Specialist (C) Healthcare Office Coordinator (AAS)

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PATH MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS PATH MANUFACTURING PROGRAMS PATH students complete their chosen program of study with the skills and training necessary to enter or re-enter the workforce and immediately contribute to a company's bottom line. From Welding to CNC Machining to Instrumentation Process Control, PATH students have the skills companies need. Below are examples of certification credentials students receive upon completion, and potential career opportunities.

POSSIBLE MANUFACTURING CREDENTIALS EARNED

• American Welding Society (AWS): D1.1 Structural Steel Certification (2G & 3G • • • • • •

Positions) American Welding Society (AWS): Entry-level SENSE Certification Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA): 10-hour Certification Industrial Electricity AM/IST Level 2, Advanced PLC Certificate Industrial Electrical Technician Level 1 Industrial Automation Technician Level 1 Industrial Mechanical Technician Level 1, Mechatronics

MANUFACTURING STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Advanced Manufacturing EDUCATION LEVEL

201 Students Enrolled Average student age:

70%

Some College 49%

30

Associates' Degree 5% Bachelor's or Higher 8%

Have Working Experience HS/GED 37%

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No HS 1%


PATH HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS PATH HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS PATH offers healthcare programs developed and taught by industry professionals. Healthcare programs vary based on college. Lehigh Carbon Community College offers programs in the areas of Nursing, Phlebotomy, EKG Technician, Medication Technician and more. Northampton Community College focuses on the office operations of the healthcare field, including medical coding and billing, Healthcare Office Coordinator, Medical Assistant and more.

POSSIBLE HEALTHCARE CREDENTIALS EARNED

• Healthcare Administrative Assistant • Phlebotomy Technician • American Health Information Mgmt. Association Certified Coding Associate • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMMA) • American Academy of Professional Coders: Certified Professional Coder • National Healthcareer Association: Certified Billing & Coding Specialist • American Medical Technologists: Registered Medical Assistant

HEALTHCARE STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Healthcare EDUCATION LEVEL

268 Students Enrolled Average student age:

58%

32

Associates' Degree 9%

Some College 63%

Bachelor's or Higher 8%

Have Working Experience HS/GED 20%

No HS 0%

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PATH TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS PATH TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS The Diesel Truck Technology Program at Luzerne County Community College prepares students for careers as diesel technicians in a variety of industries using diesel technology, primarily but not exclusively, the transportation industry. Students enrolled in the program receive hands on training on a working diesel engines in Luzerne's state-of-the-art diesel technology lab.

TRANSPORTATION STUDENT OUTCOMES

• Demonstrate the ability and theory to effectively solve problems encountered while working with diesel engines as per job requirement.

• Describe the importance of proper training and preparation for today’s employment qualification requirements. • Apply the safety knowledge required in the diesel service industry. • Learn the skills needed to become a preventive maintenance technician in the diesel service industry • Preform preventive maintenance on heavy diesel trucks.

TRANSPORTATION STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Logistics & Transportation EDUCATION LEVEL

50 Students Enrolled Average Student Age:

75% Have Working Experience

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HS/GED 33%

27 Some College 67%


PATH SUPPORT SERVICES CAREER COACHING Throughout their time in PATH programs, students receive career coaching from trained professionals. Services include Career PATHway guidance, registration assistance, skill development, resume and cover letter assistance, academic services, and more.

STATE OF THE ART TRAINING PATH students train on state-of-the-art equipment, using industry best practices. This training provides the basis for students to enter the workforce prepared, and knowledgable on standard equipment.

JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE Job placement specialists provide services such as job searching, direct interaction with employers, and resume and interview guidance. Job placement specialists serve as a valuable resource as students prepare to enter or re-renter the workforce.

SOFT SKILLS TRAINING PATH students learn more than the skills of their trade during their enrollment. We teach our students the employability skills that are so important, such as punctuality, teamwork, enhanced reading, writing, and math skills, and much more. Students leave their PATH program ready to immediately enter the workforce and contribute to your organization.

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EMPLOYER PARTNERS PATH PLEDGE PARTNERS Nineteen employer partners pledged their support of the PATH grant to help make employment a reality for our graduates. We thank them for their support and guidance.

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Airgas B. Braun Medical Blue Mountain Health System Fresh Pet Kitchens Just Born Inc. K-Fab Inc. Lehigh Valley Health Network Linde Corporation Machining Technology Inc. Mack Trucks

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Martz Group Medico Industries Ocean Spray Pocono Medical Center St. Luke’s Miner’s Campus St. Luke’s Physician Group Thermo Fisher Scientific Victaulic Waste Management

PUBLIC WORKFORCE PARTNERS

• PA Department of Labor & Industry • JobGateway, PA CareerCoach, PA CareerLinks • WIBs: Lackawanna, Lehigh Valley, Luzerne/Schuylkill, Northern Tier, and Pocono Counties

INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE PARTNERS • • • • • • •

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) LVWIB Healthcare Industry Partnership CanDo of Greater Hazleton NEPA Industrial Resource Center Skills in Scranton

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS STRATEGIC SECTOR PARTNERSHIPS One of many PATH workforce initiatives is forming strategic employer partnerships. Partnerships benefit businesses in a number of ways, including the creation of curriculum or development of training to meet your company’s needs. The goal of a strategic sector partnership is to drive economic and workforce development within specific industries in our region. Sector partnerships are employer lead work groups in which companies have the ability to voice their issues, successes and struggles. Our role is to create successful, employable students by developing curriculum that directly reflects our regional economy and industry needs. Our ultimate goal is to develop a long lasting pipeline of employees to meet your hiring needs for years to come. This can only be accomplished through cooperative and insightful work together. There are a number of ways in which your company can be involved with PATH as an employer partner. Please visit PATHcareers.org/employers for more information or call PATH Marketing and Outreach Coordinator Shane Baglini at 610.332.6286

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SUCCESS STORIES “Programs like this keep businesses like mine in business. It’s an excellent resource for the area, it’s something that manufacturers really need. It’s very difficult to find trained and qualified individuals, and these classes that are being developed are important to help companies like this stay in business. I’M ABSOLUTELY GOING

TO KEEP WORKING WITH THE COLLEGE GOING FORWARD.” – Garry Hartman, President, Cheetah

Chassis

“We were part of a team. All I had to do was do my part in the classroom, and the support team gave us the tools.” “I wanted to pursue a welding career, not just a dead end job. NOW I HAVE SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO, and this is what I want to do.” – Chris Leonard, Luzerne County Community College Welding Student. “It was serendipitous because I was able to meet with them the day before my interview with St. Luke’s. I took the classes on writing resumes and doing interviews, but I always second guess myself. THEY GAVE ME SO

MUCH CONFIDENCE TO GO ON THE INTERVIEW AND DO WELL.” – Elizabeth Elm, Northampton Community College

Healthcare Student

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CONNECT WITH US SUSAN LUSHINSKY PROGRAM DIRECTOR

FRANCINE KLUCK CAREER COACH

slushinsky@lccc.edu 610.799.1935

fkluck@lccc.edu 610.799.1689

HELENE MANCUSO PROGRAM DIRECTOR

LOUISE MENENDEZ CAREER COACH

path@luzerne.edu 570.740.0647

path@luzerne.edu 570.740.0658

CINDY WOODLING PROGRAM DIRECTOR

JACQUELINE ROMANO CAREER COACH

cwoodling@northampton.edu 610.861.5080

jromano@northampton.edu 610.332.6264

MIKE SALUTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MARCO ANGLESIO ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

msalute@northampton.edu, 610.861.5490

manglesio@northampton.edu 610.332.6328

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