How SWN Collaborates with Education
As an educator, you have the tough job of preparing students for the world of work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a growing gap exists between the emerging workforce, which is gaining their first work experience, and retiring workers, who are preparing to leave the workforce. How do you educate students about the existing and future education and employment needs of the labor market? The Susquehanna Workforce Network makes investments in workforce training and education initiatives so our regional jobseekers can compete in the New Economy. We are intricately linked with our education system through many special initiatives and connect educators with regional employers in our critical high-growth sectors so that they can be market-responsive in designing curriculum and programs for students.
SWN Education Collaborators
Harford Business Roundtable
The Harford Business Roundtable for Education is a coalition of employers with a long-term commitment to supporting education reform and improving student achievement in Harford County. Shared membership and representation exist among the Harford Business Roundtable, Susquehanna Workforce Investment Board, Susquehanna Youth Council and SWN staff that result in collaborative efforts that support educational excellence.
Business & Education Partnership Advisory Council
The Business & Education Partnership Advisory Council enhances quality education in the Cecil County Public Schools through business and school partnerships. Membership on BEPAC contributes to the workforce alignment of the emerging workforce of education, workforce development, and economic development.
CTE (Career Technology Education) Council
The purpose of the Harford County Citizen Council on Career and Technology Education is to advise the Board of Education and the Board of Trustees of Harford Community College on vocational and occupational education programs. Membership on the council provides a program of study alignment link with the workforce and economic development initiatives in Harford County. The Advisory Council produces an annual report to the Board of Education that includes accomplishments and recommendations on Career and Technology Education in Harford County Public Schools.
Cecil County Public Schools – K-12 Education
Harford County Public Schools – K-12 Education
Cecil College – Postsecondary education and training
Harford Community College – Postsecondary education and training