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NEW - PCD Career-Ready Symposium


We're thrilled to announce a major milestone in our journey toward career awareness & preparation support & excellence. 

  • To inaugurate our very first Partnership for Career Development (PCD) Career Ready Symposium, we have an extraordinary guest of honor - none other than the renowned Kevin Fleming, PhD!
  • Dr. Kevin Fleming is an educator, speaker, producer of multiple, viral animation videos including Success in the New Economy, and the author of four books including the educational bestseller, (Re)Defining the Goal. He is the Founder and CEO of Catapult and serves as the Chief Innovation & Engagement Officer for the Los Angeles Regional Consortium. Dr. Fleming is a passionate advocate for ensuring all students intentionally equip their potential and enter the labor market with a competitive advantage.

  • Get ready to be inspired and gain invaluable insights from Dr. Fleming himself at this groundbreaking event. 

  • We are planning for food and drinks, prepared by students at the Cumberland-Perry Career & Technical Center, a student panel - moderated by Dr. Fleming - discussing their work-based-learning experiences, presentations and workshops, door prizes, and Act 48 credits available.
  • The event is open to participating PCD School personnel, and will feature break-out groups for elementary, middle-school, high school, and school administration/leadership.
  • If you’re a participating PCD consortium school, mark your calendars and register with the special password provided to your school/district.

Stay tuned for more details as this event continues to evolve, about this incredible opportunity to supercharge your career readiness & preparation efforts. 

You won't want to miss it! 




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 



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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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