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Photo courtesy of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce From left, first row: Sandra Liparulo, Mid Valley School District; Andrew Martin, Scranton School District and Laurie Mecca, Riverside School District. Back row: Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Jerry Musheno, board chair, Skills in Scranton; Lisa Ross, education outreach coordinator, Educator in the Workplace and Amy Luyster, vice president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted its first Educator in the Workplace cohort on logistics and transportation.

Offered through a collaboration between the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board and Skills in Scranton, Educators in the Workplace seeks to align and connect business and industry leaders with local school districts, the career and technical center and the local intermediate unit. The program provides Lackawanna County educators with a week-long industry immersion experience in one of four industry specific cohorts.

For the logistics and transportation session, participants discovered a wide variety of career paths that they could introduce to their students as potential future opportunities.

Participants in the logistics and transportation cohort spent two days at the Chamber learning about the industry, as well as services available, and completing classroom integration planning. Three days were spent on-site at either Kane Is Able or McLane Company. Regional partners from Pennsylvania Career Link Lackawanna County, The Scranton Plan, Penn State Scranton, Johnson College, Luzerne County Community College, Express Employment Professionals and OneSource Staffing Solutions spoke with educators about the industry and services available to job seekers locally.

For more information on the Educators in the Workplace program, visit or contact Amy Luyster at