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Lancaster's Tec Centro is a model for workforce development for three other cities

Lisa Scheid | Business Trends Reporter for LNP Lancaster Online

May 14, 2023

"Tec Centro has become a model in workforce development for underserved and underemployed people in three central Pennsylvania cities with large Hispanic populations: Reading, Lebanon and York", Lisa Scheid from reports.

In 2021, the Working to Empower People for Advancement center was incorporated and decided to adopt the Tec Centro model to address underemployment. Employment services will open this summer. Classes are scheduled to begin in September. Lebanon County commissioners have committed $750,000 in pandemic recovery funds, which enabled the organization to purchase and renovate a building at 9 S. 9th St. The next phase - set for the last quarter of 2023 - is to research financial literacy and adult education needs in Lebanon and develop programming to meet those needs.

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