The Susquehanna Workforce Network creates innovative partnerships with regional business and industry to solve broad-based workforce challenges to build a highly talented regional workforce
How SWN Collaborates with Industry
Maryland businesses invest substantial money each year in recruiting and training their employees. Despite these substantial investments, employers continue to report that too many job seekers are unqualified for modern jobs. The Susquehanna Workforce Network creates innovative partnerships with regional business and industry, economic development and educators to solve broad-based workforce challenges to build a highly talented regional workforce.
SWN Industry Collaborators
MD Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund– provides funding to rural regional planning and organizations, and rural community development programs. Chambers of Commerce – SWN participates actively in the primary chambers of commerce in the area. Staff members serve on the chambers’ standing committees and provide current training and grant information to the chamber membership.
Business Advisory Council Promoting business and education partnerships that enhance skills and knowledge needed in the future workforce. Kelly Keeton BEPAC Coordinator www.ccps.org 410-996-5474
Business Networking and Legislative Matters Debbie Brown Executive Director www.cecilchamber.org 410-392-3833
Market Research/Starting a Business Ellie Jones Business & Marketing Specialist Small Business Information Center www.cecil.ebranch.info 410-996-5600, ext. 128
Workforce Development & Customized Training Your partner in developing customized solutions to your workforce needs. Amanda Pringle Workforce Development www.cecil.edu/business 443-907-1379
Business & Economic Development MD Department of Commerce’s mission is to create, attract, and retain jobs while promoting the state’s vibrant culture and history. Brigitte Peters Business Representative www.commerce.maryland.gov 410-767-8833