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Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Meet Dr. Anthony Johnson, Our New Director of Workforce Development and Wilkes-Barre Connect!

We are so excited to introduce our brand new team member, Dr. Anthony Johnson! As our new Director of Workforce Development and Wilkes-Barre Connect, Anthony will be working with our team to develop and implement a strategic plan to address workforce and economic development issues and strategies in the Greater Wyoming Valley Region.

Meghan Flanagan

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Wilkes-Barre Connect, Codelicious, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and The Institute Contribute to the National Computer Science for All Movement, CSforALL Community Announces 163 New Education Efforts

The CSforALL movement, to bring computer science to all US students, marked a major growth milestone today, along with 126 organizations, Wilkes-Barre Connect has made a new commitment to advance computer science education access and opportunity for youth across the United States at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase.

Meghan Flanagan

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Announcing the NEPA Works Program

Wilkes-Barre Connect, the entrepreneurial and economic development arm of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, is excited to announce the official launch of NEPA Works on July 1, 2020. NEPA Works is a 12-month pilot program that will enhance the connectivity of our current workforce system, address skills gaps, and get displaced workers back to work in Northeastern PA. The program was designed in partnership with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development and funded by the Appalachian Regional

Meghan Flanagan

Friday, November 22, 2019
Wilkes-Barre Connect Presentation at the FEI Innovation Conference in Boston

Day Three – “Game Time” Last day at the Boston Innovation Festival – and why break tradition? Grabbed my cup of Dunkin on the way into the Seaport World Trade Center. With it being the last day, the energy is definitely down a little, but it hasn’t stopped me from taking advantage of every second.

Joseph Boylan

Sunday, November 3, 2019
Day 2 at the FEI Boston Innovation Conference

Day Two – “Luck is the Greatest Superpower There Is” Second day, and another cup from dunkin to start it off. There’s definitely a buzz in the air this morning as Steve Wozniak will take the stage at 9 AM. The Co-Founder of Apple will not only deliver the main presentation of the day titled “Who Runs the World? Humans.” but will also participate in an executive panel debate discussing a bold vision for tomorrow’s innovation agenda. The other panelists include Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder & CEO of Landit,

Joseph Boylan

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Behind the Scenes at the FEI Boston Innovation Conference - Day 1

Pre-Event – “Overcoming Fear” After months of telling every single person willing to listen to me about the Boston Innovation Festival, it’s finally here. The thrill of being asked to participate back in November 2018, finally wore off in time for me to focus on my presentation the past two months.

Joseph Boylan

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