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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.

 

 Tell your stories. Energize students about what you do.

 


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PCD Programs 2022-23


 



2022/2023 SCHOOL YEAR
CAREER CONNECTIONS FOR STUDENTS


PCD CAREER CONNECTIONS
REQUEST FOR PROGRAM PRESENTERS

PCD's Career Connections Student Programs are currently open for presenters.

Please use the links below to register.


9/27 Agriculture

10/4 Engineering

11/1 Accounting/Finance

12/6 Business of Wellness

1/27 Veterinary Science/Animal Health

3/7 Criminal Justice/Legal Studies/Government: Hosted by Central Penn College

3/21 Tech 360: Hosted by Harrisburg University

3/30 Human Services


***THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS***  


Printable Sponsorship Form 2022      Fillable Sponsorship Form 2022 


PCD Graciously Thanks its 2022 Event Sponsors

Manufacturing Association   
Next Generation


HB McClure


Penn State Health

     NuPaths     Members 1st   BSSF     PIA School for Aviation Maintenance

Americhoice             HU       UPMC 


ABOUT PCD


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

 

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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
 
PA School Personnel and individuals with a PPID# (PPID# lookup) or interested in obtaining one can obtain Act 48 credits through a virtual walk-through experience by registering through 48 CARATS. 

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EVENTS


PCD Consortium Meeting - Dauphin County

For participating schools and districts.

Overview of career and workforce readiness programs, events, initiatives and offerings for students and educators.

Networking.

Collaboration.

Idea sharing.

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.

 Tell your stories. Energize students about what you do.

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.
 
Learn more about how you can be a part of this important organization!



CONNECT TODAY:


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

DONATE:


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