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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

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.

Other Higher Education Options

Business Organizations 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.

ASSETS Lancaster

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

SCORE Lancaster County, PA Chapter 16

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