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Students can only dream about careers they know about.

 PCD's Career Connections Student Programs are open for presenters and we still have room for you! We try to fit in as many presenters as we can, as we connect with dozens of schools who regularly participate in S. Central PA.


 You'll connect with students from the entire region to talk about the careers your industry and organization feature.


 If you don't tell your story, who will?


Cradle to Career Website - visit to register for upcoming meetings.

May 17, 2023: Planning Committee Workshop - location TBA

Get involved

Convening - Planning - Mapping

June 7, 2023: Growing - Sustaining - Networking

In Partnership with the Harrisburg Regional STEM Workforce Development Connector Summit

11:00am - 2:00pm Central Penn College:

Mini Keynotes: Dr. Chris Clayton – PA State Education Association, Jackie Foor – Consortium for Public Education, Ryan Unger – Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC

Registration - May 30 deadline



PCD Programs 2022-23




PCD Presenter ToolKit


Please contact us about how to get involved in PCD's 2023-24 Programs.


PCD Sponsorship-2023

PCD Graciously Thanks its 2023 Event Sponsors

Manufacturing Association   
Next Generation



  Members 1st        PIA School for Aviation Maintenance

 HU       UPMC 


The Partnership For Career Development (PCD) is a business-education-partnership intermediary located in the Capital Region of Pennsylvania. PCD’s experience and expertise is concentrated in the field of Career & Workforce Readiness. PCD works under a fee-for-service model providing schools and school districts in South Central Pennsylvania with resources, programs, events and initiatives surrounding career exploration and development. In addition, PCD provides multi-level consulting at county, state and national level for businesses, organizations and individuals.

With 25 years of experience in developing programs, initiatives, studying and researching relevant labor market data, consulting and meeting with relevant stakeholders from business, education, and community, PCD is recognized in Pennsylvania by state agencies as a leader and best practice in this work.

PCD’s unique collaborative model provides regional schools with consortiums to share resources and work cooperatively. As an intermediary, PCD is able to provide efficiencies for regional businesses and organizations, creating career exploration programs and initiatives that allow students to participate from dozens of schools at one location. This helps to alleviate “employer fatigue,” as identified in PA, resulting from many schools calling on the same businesses for support. PCD’s model allows for the braiding of funds, and utilizing economies of scale, and the leveraging of local, regional, state and national partnerships, permitting PCD to act as a conduit for access & equity of resources & programs. 

PCD Tenets

  • Work-based Learning / Career Mentoring as the “gold standard”
  • Alignment of interests with market needs
  • Access & Equity in experiences, programming and support
  • Accountability of Learning
  • Collaboration not competition in this non-partisan work 

Career Exploration Online

Career Connections HUB

This high-school level, career exploration platform currently connects students with manufacturing job information and opportunities. The fully interactive portal queries student’s interests to match and explore industry-provided high-need occupations. Students completing the experience will be matched with current offerings including career shadow opportunities, internships, part-time, full-time and seasonal work opportunities. PCD will work in-between, “hand” guiding students to schools and those opportunities.

Organizations can use the portal to promote their industry needs and provide info about jobs. PCD also offers 360-degree virtual tour options to allow an immersive "in-house" experience without site safety issues and field trip paperwork. To see the Hub click here

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Information about the Partnership may be obtained from the
Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free,
within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. 
Registration does not imply endorsement. 

The Partnership for Career Development will provide Internal Revenue forms
990, Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, and financial statements to the general public
for inspection free of charge by contacting info@crpcd.org or through the
PA Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations.


Be a part of the solution. Your background and experiences are valuable to our students. Call or email us: (717) 732-8480 info@crpcd.org


The Partnership for Career Development is a 501c-3 non-profit organization, dedicated to Career & Workforce Readiness. Please consider funding our important mission.


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Our work: 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.

55 Miller Street, Enola, PA 17025-1640
Tel.: (717) 732-8480
Fax: (717) 732-8414