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May ‘Conversation About OUR Community’ to explore workforce development

Top row, from left: Anna Ramos, Valerie Hatfield. Bottom row, from left: Tyrone Miller, Stuart Savin. (Sources: Provided)

United Way of Lancaster County will host a “Conversation About OUR Community” about workforce development this month.

The free Zoom forum will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Tuesday, May 21. To register, click here.

The conversation will open with a presentation from Anna Ramos, executive director of the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board. That will be followed by a 45-minute Q&A conversation featuring Ramos and the following additional panelists:

  • Valerie Hatfield: Director of Workforce and Economic Development, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
  • Tyrone Miller: CEO, Lancaster Works
  • Stuart Savin: Administrative Director, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

United Way of Lancaster County President and CEO Kate Zimmerman will serve as moderator.

As of March, Lancaster County’s unemployment rate was 2.6%, the lowest in Pennsylvania. The county’s three largest employment sectors are health care and social assistance; manufacturing; and retail, which collectively employ 57% of the local workforce.

Among local workforce development concerns: the need to replace older workers who are aging into retirement; and the availability and affordability of childcare.

The conversation will be recorded and made available to all registrants after the livestream. To contact the organizers, email