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PCD Career-Ready Symposium

We are thrilled with the response for this new professional development offering! We welcomed nearly 125 guests from elementary, middle school, high school, and school leadership plus session and Expo presenters, organizers, and volunteers. We are grateful for all of those involved, and thankful for the overwhelmingly positive feedback.



PCD Program Book 2023-24 (large file)

PCD Programs 2022-23



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

Cradle to Career Alliance's Adopted

Career Recognition Weeks


September 18-22: Military
September 25-29: Architecture 

October 2-6: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
October 9-13: Manufacturing
October 23-27: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
October 30-November 3: Finance

November 6-10: Hospitality & Tourism
November 13-17: Education & Training

December 4-8: STEM
December 11-15: Business Management & Administration

January 8-12: Marketing
January 22-26: IT

February 5-9: Government & Public Administration
February 12-16: Nonprofits
February 26-March 1: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

March 4-8: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
March 18-22: Health Sciences

April 8-12: Human Services
April 15-19: Entrepreneurial
April 29-May3: Arts/AV Technology & Communications


Career Recognition Weeks 2023-24


Be sure to check our events calendar and bookmark your special week!

Here's how PCD is working to align our program efforts - Get involved!

Let us know how you'll be celebrating and how we can help promote you efforts before, during, and after!



PCD Sponsorship-2023

PCD Graciously Thanks its 2023 Event Sponsors

Manufacturing Association   
Next Generation



  Members 1st        PIA School for Aviation Maintenance

 HU       UPMC 


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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PCD Career Connections - PennDOT

PennDOT Maintenance Facility - District 8
Anne Lauritzen

PennDOT site experience - learn and explore

PCD Career Connections are student career exploration sessions for participating PCD schools

This is an in-person event at the PennDOT maintenance facility in Harrisburg.

Join us at a the PennDOT maintenance facility and speak with professionals in the maintenance industry.

Maintenance jobs are in high demand and offers many opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.

You won't want to miss this hands-on experience!








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