Preparing a workforce for tomorrow
Finding the right talent and keeping workforce’s skills up-to-date are essential to the success of any business. Fortunately, the Lehigh Valley has many resources to help your business thrive.
The Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board along with our higher education partners including the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, work closely with LVEDC to meet the Lehigh Valley’s workforce needs.
LVEDC and LVWDB partnered on the formation of a Workforce and Economic Development Strategic Plan that presents a snapshot of where we stand today, and identifies the region’s strengths and gaps so we can plan for tomorrow. Prepared by Oxford Economics, a New York City-based economic consultant, assessed the strengths and weaknesses of the Lehigh Valley’s workforce, and provides key strategies for how to improve upon them.
The study laid the foundation for the Talent and Education Supply Council, a newly-formed council linking local educational institutions and economic development agencies in a way that has never been done before. This council aims to increase the workforce and economic development linkages with education and business. This results in a process that ensures the pipeline of skilled workers in the Lehigh Valley is strong and that bridging the workforce gap is a continual and ongoing process.