Employment Skills Center

M&T Supports Literacy

A big thank you to M&T Bank for returning as our lead sponsor for the 2018 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 Art Kunst, Buck a Book Chair; Jim Smiley, M&T Bank; Margi Weitzel, Executive Director, Employment Skills Center; and Tana Emery, M&T Bank.

Mechanicsburg Area Foundation Awards Grant

The Mechanicsburg Area Foundation, a regional affiliate of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, recently awarded Employment Skills Center a $4,500 grant to fund Nurse Aide Training scholarships for residents of Mechanicsburg borough. Thank you to MAF for enabling residents of Mechanicsburg to participate in our Nurse Aide Training program. Pictured are Callie Hazan, ESC Workforce Development Coordinator, and Scott Christ, Chair of the MAF Advisory Committee.

FREE Environmental Technician Training

We are now accepting applications for our next session of Environmental Technician Training scheduled for February 26-April 13, 2018! This 7-week program provides classroom instruction and hands-on prep for careers in the environmental field. Classes are held at Employment Skills Center in Carlisle with specialized training dates held at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.


To learn more about the program, attend an information session:

December 11, 9–10 am at

Employment Skills Center

29 South Hanover St., Carlisle


January 10, 1–2 pm at

Cumberland County CareerLink

1 Alexandra Ct., Carlisle


This program is a unique opportunity to develop job skills, earn credentials, and explore the field of environmental science.


Graduates of the program will be prepared for a variety of jobs related to the cleanup of environmentally contaminated sites or for further studies in environmental science.


For more details about the program, visit our program webpage.

Questions? Contact Callie Hazan at

at 717-243-6040 x 4429 or chazan@employmentskillscenter.org

Expungement Eligibility Clinic Nov. 4th

Is your criminal record a barrier to employment and housing?


Legal advice is available at no cost to you at an Expungement Eligibility Clinic on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm here at Employment Skills Center. The clinic is provided by Penn State Dickinson Law and MidPenn Legal Services.


Under the new Second Chance Law, some crimes or non-conviction data can be removed from your record. Experts will help determine if you qualify. Please note that the clinic will help determine your eligibility and help figure out next steps for those who are eligible–the entire process cannot be completed in one day.


Are You Eligible?

You may be eligible if you are a low-income resident of Cumberland County OR the crime was charged or prosecuted in Cumberland County. Crimes that may be eligible include:

  • Summary convictions that are more than 5 years old and non-convictions
  • No convictions in the last 10 years and you are over 70
  • 2nd or 3rd degree misdemeanor convictions and the crime occurred more than 10 years ago
  • Additional restrictions may apply


What Should You Expect?

The Expungement Eligibility Clinic will assist clients with:

  • Determining if you may be eligible for expungement or limited access
  • Determining next steps, which may include referral to an attorney at no cost.


What To Bring on the Day of the Clinic

  • Your State ID or Drivers License
  • Your social security number (the card is not required)
  • A list of approximately when and where you were charged


Limited spaces available, and prior sign up is required. Sign up by visiting or calling Employment Skills Center at (717)243-6040.

Register Now for Free Logistics Training!

We are less than one month away from the start date of our Certified Logistics Training program. Participants will have the opportunity to earn the CLA (Certified Logistics Associate) and CLT (Certified Logistics Technician) credentials, complete sit-down forklift training and certification, get expert resume and job search assistance, and meet employers who will be delivering lessons in our classroom!
Veterans and current military members will receive a preference for placement in the program, but other candidates are also encouraged to apply. Don’t delay–stop in and apply now!

Click here for complete details!

Free Environmental Technician Training February 16–April 13, 2018Find out More!