Quality Education & Workforce Development
The Quality Education Council is part of the Beaver County Partnership for Community and Economic Development and is comprised of educational leaders from schools across the county. The council is divided into three committees, namely the K-12 Education, Bridges and Pathways College Partnership and the post-Secondary Workforce Development committees.
The Quality Education Council Workforce Development Sub Committee is Co-Chaired by Dianne Funkhouser, PA CareerLink Beaver and John Goberish, Community College of Beaver County. The purpose of the committee is to make a connection between workforce development activities and all the quality education providers in Beaver County. We work to Identify underrepresented and underserved individuals and develop ways to connect them to post-secondary opportunities and career pathways. We also look to target non-traditional students, including incumbent worker training and re-training. One of our valuable contributions to residents of the region is providing updates on current and future workforce development activities such as Next Generation Industry Partnerships, Registered Apprenticeship Programs, Training Opportunities, Community Events, etc. This shared information assists in developing and establishing continuing education offerings and partnerships across post-secondary institutions and business/industry.