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  • How Apprenticeships are Reshaping Pennsylvania’s Workforce

    November 09, 2018

    From November 12-18, Pennsylvania will celebrate National Apprenticeship Week — an event showcasing the value of apprenticeship programs and their role in building diverse, skilled workforces that meet employers’ talent needs. We spoke to Eric Ramsay, Director of the Apprenticeship and Training Office, to learn more about the opportunities apprenticeships provide for employers, future job […]

  • Veterans Day: 9 Business Resources for Pennsylvania’s Veterans

    November 01, 2018

    Every Veterans Day, we celebrate the brave military personnel who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Pennsylvania recognizes the valuable contributions from our strong veteran workforce and the overall veteran community — veteran-owned businesses contributed more than $50 billion to the state economy in 2012, and Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the country for […]

  • York is Poised to Become the Next Robotics Hub

    November 01, 2018

    The fourth industrial revolution continues to usher in emerging technology that’s growing at an exponential rate. While the first wave focused on mass production and was powered by steam engines and electric motors, the current movement is characterized by robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and Internet of Things (IoT). These blurred lines between devices, platforms, and […]