Submitted by Michael Weston-... on July 30, 2012
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Founded in 1999 as the successor organization to the Lancaster County Private Industry Council, the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board has a mandate through the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to be the lead organization in Lancaster County for workforce planning, to cooperate with State officials in providing business with locally-validated labor market information, and to arrange for a service delivery system that meets the workforce needs of business and the public alike.
The WIB also funds the "Summer of STEM," a group of 15 different summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Every district was encouraged to participate and send students to camp. Scholarships were provided to county residents who qualified through funds from the Youth Council of the Workforce Investment Board. The camps were educational, interactive and fun day camps located throughout the county. They revolved around projects and activities that allowed students to experience career education in an untraditional setting, from building a robot to riding in a biodiesel buggy; these diverse day camps had teamwork, leadership and hands on activities. To learn more, visit the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board on STEMconnector today!