Seeking to expand educational and career development opportunities for
all students in the Erie region, in 2013 the General
McLane Foundation initiated the Regional
Career Planning Project which includes all public school districts
in Erie and Crawford Counties. The goal of the Project is to help area
school districts implement a Career Driven Education Model, which cross
references educational training with local economic and job forecast
data, thereby helping the local business community by providing better
prepared workers who are properly trained and motivated to pursue jobs
and careers that are available in the region.
At the Aug. 14 presentation, Joseph Kent, director of partnerships for WIN
Learning, will present a report, which leverages data provided by
Dr. James Kurre, director of the Erie
Economic Research Institute. The data will be incorporated into WIN
Learning's award-winning, customized software system which allows
students to explore and determine career interests and specific career
employment goals, and then obtain the literacy, mathematics, and soft
skills training necessary to begin the journey to their chosen pathway.
The WIN Learning system also analyzes local economic data such as labor
force supply and demand, and employment projections. With all regional
school districts using the same integrated system and making employers
aware of student credentials obtained through the program, the Project
intends to overcome the area's "skills mismatch" problem, thus helping
students, residents, and the local business community thrive.
Room 134, Butterfield Hall, Edinboro University
310 Scotland Road, Edinboro, PA
Richard Scaletta, Superintendent, General McLane Public Schools,
and Project Manager for the Regional Career Planning Project
Attendees include educators, government, business and workforce
leaders from across Erie and Crawford Counties.
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