We know that finding the right employees with the right skill sets can be challenging for many Adams County businesses. That’s basically what workforce development is, ensuring that we are cultivating the skills needed for tomorrow’s jobs in today’s students and residents. In today’s column, I’m going to highlight an expanding list of state and regional workforce development resources at our fingertips.

MANTEC: There are seven nonprofit Manufacturing PA Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs) serving the state. In our region, MANTEC, based in York, assists south central PA businesses as a manufacturing consultant. This includes workforce development consultation services. For more information, see

Robin Fitzpatrick is president of Adams Economic Alliance; 717-334-0042, The alliance comprises the Adams County Economic Development Corporation, Adams County Industrial Development Authority and Adams County General Authority.

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