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Workforce Development

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

LCWDB – 2016 Workforce Development Directory

Higher Education Institutions

Lancaster Career and Technical Education

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Lancaster County Career and Technology Center

Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) – Lancaster Campus

Central Penn College – Lancaster Center

Lancaster Higher Education Institutions

Elizabethtown College

Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Franklin & Marshall College

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Lancaster Bible College

Lancaster Theological Seminary

Eastern Mennonite University – Lancaster

Business Resources


The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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.

Lancaster City Alliance

Lancaster City Alliance helps align economic-development and community organizations – jointly identifying key initiatives, linking stakeholders, allocating resources, acting as a catalyst – to produce extraordinary outcomes for the future benefit and utility of the City.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is a technology-based economic development program, providing both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources.

ASSETS Lancaster

ASSETS is a small business training program serving low- and moderate-income persons with a strong entrepreneurial spirit in Lancaster County, PA

Kutztown Small Business Development Center

Partially funded by the SBA, the SBDC provides free one-on-one business consulting and professional development seminars and workshops

Duke Street Business Center at Lancaster Public Library

The Duke Street Business Center is a one-stop source for authoritative and up-to-date business and nonprofit information, providing access to licensed databases, specialized websites, reference books, and periodicals.


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

SCORE Lancaster County, PA Chapter 16

A volunteer organization staffed by experienced business professionals who provide free, confidential business advice to entrepreneurs.