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Students Explore Career Opportunities in Human Services

by Lynda Morris | Mar 06, 2016
Career Exploration in Human Services
March 6, 2016, Enola, PA: The Capital Region Partnership for Career Development (PCD) announced that as part of its ongoing efforts to bring career awareness to students in the Capital Region, a Career Connections event was held at the Capital Area Intermediate Unit in Enola.

Over 70 students from Dauphin County, Cumberland County and Perry County attended the event. Representatives that were present from the State Civil Service Commission were: Miranda Martin, Director, Bureau of Employment Services, Heather Kenyon, Chief, Recruitment and Workforce Diversity Division. Representatives that were present from the Department of Aging included: Denise Getgen, Director, Protective Services Office, Kevin Longenecker, Licensing Division Chief in the Bureau of Quality Assurance and representatives from the Department of Human Services were: Jessica Shertzer, Early Learning Program Certification Representative from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, John Stumpf, Health Services at Selinsgrove Center, Kelly Oyster, Residential Services Supervisor at Selinsgrove. The organizations provided presentations about the many career opportunities available now, and needs for the future.

“The Government Careers in Human Services event truly exceeded my expectations. PCD staff members were extremely helpful in coordinating the event and went to great lengths to ensure that all presenters had everything they needed – from laptops in the breakout session rooms to bowls of candy for the students. Being able to reach approximately 70 students from nine different school districts at one event is a unique, invaluable opportunity. The students were attentive and engaged, with many asking follow-up questions throughout my presentation. This event was a huge success, and I’m looking forward to working with PCD to plan our next one!” noted Miranda Martin, State Civil Service Commission.

Additional career exploration programs are planned throughout the school year for member school’s students, and school representatives.

The Capital Region Partnership for Career Development is a registered 501c-3 organization, dedicated to partnering and developing relationships between employers, post-secondary educational institutions, credential programs, community agencies and its many member districts and schools in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry and Northern York for the purpose of Student Career Readiness and Workforce Development. For more information, or to get involved, please visit www.crpcd.org or email Executive Director Lynda Morris at Lynda@crpcd.org

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The Partnership for Career Development works to build a system of K-12 career education, increase awareness of post secondary training and education opportunities, and strengthen workforce development in the Pennsylvania Capital Region.

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