Archive of December, 2017

Forklift Training Scheduled


Employment Skills Center will be offering a free forklift training class this December. Students will attend 10 hours of workplace skills training Monday December 5–Thursday December 8, 9:00 – 11:30 am, followed by hands-on forklift instruction and certification on Friday December 9 from 8:00 am–3:30 pm. All classes will be held at Kuehne + Nagel on Distribution Drive in Carlisle. Class size is limited. To learn more about the qualifications for the training and to start the application process, stop by Employment Skills Center. Questions? Call 717-243-6040 x 4429. View our flyer here.

M&T Supports Literacy!



A big thank you to M&T Bank for returning as our major sponsor for the 2017 Buck a Book Literacy Campaign! M&T Bank has generously donated $5,000 to support our annual literacy campaign which encourages elementary students in Carlisle Area School District to read while raising funds to support adult literacy and training programs offered by Employment Skills Center. Thank you M&T, for supporting literacy in our community!
Pictured from left to right are Jim Smiley, Vice-President, M&T Bank; Margi Wetizel, Executive Director, Employment Skills Center; and Art Kunst, Buck a Book Chair.

St. John’s Men’s Group Donates to ESC


The Men’s Group of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carlisle recently held their annual golf tournament to raise money for the community. This year, they generously donated the $2,750 proceeds to Employment Skills Center to help fund our forklift training program. This money will help students get the skills they need to secure better jobs and become more financially independent. Thank you to the Men’s Group for supporting workforce development and adult education in our community!

Pictured are Margi Weitzel, ESC Executive Director and Bruce Watkins of St. John’s Church.

Partnership for Better Health Supports Nurse Aide Training


Thank you to the Partnership for Better Health for their continued support of our Nurse Aide Training Program. This funding will allow Employment Skills Center to prepare qualified participants for nurse aide clinical training and rewarding careers in the healthcare field. We have conducted over 50 Nurse Aide Training sessions and educated over 500 area nurse aides to date. We couldn’t offer this life-changing program without the help of community partners like the Partnership for Better Health. Pictured from left to right are Becca Raley, Executive Director, Partnership for Better Health; Art Kunst, Nurse Aide Training Instructor, Employment Skills Center; Margi Weitzel, Executive Director, Employment Skills Center; and D. Ditzler, Senior Director of Grants, Partnership for Better Health.

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