Lancaster County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offer a wide range of training resources for your employees – including classroom style, online, and on-the-job training. Lancaster County provides a variety of workforce development programs through its strategic partners, including higher education institutions and small business resource organizations.
Lancaster County Workforce Development Board
Higher Education Institutions
Career and Technical Education
A skilled workforce has been identified as a key component of a strong economy. These Career and Technical Education schools in the Lancaster County area offer instruction in programs that lead to occupations in fields ranging from nursing and construction to entrepreneurship.
- Ben Franklin Technology Partners
- Central Penn College
- Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) – Lancaster Campus
- Lancaster County Career and Technology Center
- Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Other Higher Education Options
- Eastern Mennonite University – Lancaster
- Elizabethtown College
- Franklin & Marshall College
- Lancaster Bible College
- Lancaster Theological Seminary
- Millersville University of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
- Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Business Organizations Resources
The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a dynamic membership organization rich in history and comprised of 2,200 community-minded businesses. The Chamber boasts an impressive menu of services aimed at helping business leaders and professionals connect, learn, and grow.
A small business training program serving low- and moderate-income persons with a strong entrepreneurial spirit in Lancaster County, PA
Small Business Development
Centers Partially funded by the SBA, the SBDC provides free one-on-one business consulting and professional development seminars and workshops
A private non-profit, industrial resource center serving small-to-medium sized manufacturers in South-Central Pennsylvania. MANTEC provides customized solutions for developing measurable results in productivity, profitability and competitiveness
A volunteer organization staffed by experienced business professionals who provide free, confidential business advice to entrepreneurs.