Pilot Workshop Series at Schuylkill County Prison a Big Success

A study produced by Harvard University, Stanford’s Research Center, and the Carnegie Foundation concluded that 85% of job success comes from well-developed professional skills, otherwise known as employability skills. An interesting note on the survey– It was...

YES Alumnus Hired at Mrs. T’s Pierogies

While at MAEA’s Legislative Roundtable, which was held on Manufacturing Day, we had the chance to catch up with Chris Dende, VP of HR at Mrs. T’s Pierogies. He was excited to tell us that they have a YES alumnus on staff that’s doing very well at the...

YES Future Plans Survey Results

At the end of the 2016-17 school-year, YES students were given a survey that asked them about their immediate future plans. We had 236 respondents from 10 different school districts. Students were asked to indicate their future plans and check all that apply to them...

YES Workshops Making a Difference

Since 2006, over 5,500 high school students have completed the in-school version of the Your Employability Skills (YES) Northeast Certificate Program. It should come as no surprise that most people are aware that YES is offered to high school students, but what many...

Council Assists in Bringing Mobile Ag Lab to Local Schools

The Council and the Luzerne Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board (L/S WIB) recently teamed up to bring the Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab, which was made possible by a grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Pennsylvania, to North...

Penn State Hazleton Offers First YES Tour – Press Release

Front Row: Leticia Valerio, Taylor Dillon, Vaneliza Mejia, Jonyshin Matos, Nathan Pliska, Arlenis Ferreras, Endrianna Rodriguez, Josephie Dotel, Paige Minnick. Back Row: Jocelyn Shaffer, Deb Dougherty, Michelle Chyko – Y.E.S. Instructor, and Cynthia Caleron Penn State...