Employment Skills Center is very excited to participate in Match Madness sponsored by Partnership for Better Health and supported by M&T Bank, The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation and the McCormick Family Foundation.  The Match Madness Campaign runs from March 1st – March 31st. The first $1,000 of funds raised will be matched dollar for dollar with a proportionate match made for all additional funds raised!

Employment Skills Center offers GED Preparation classes, ESL classes, Nurse Aide Training, Digital Literacy & Computer Skills Training and a variety of Workforce Development programs free of charge to over 400 students each year. Your donation will go far by helping an adult learner gain the skills necessary to enter employment, earn better wages, or enter vocational training or post-secondary education.

Making a donation to Employment Skills Center today will be giving our students the extra boost they need to build successful careers while improving the quality of their lives!

ESC is grateful for the generosity and support provided by the Partnership for Better Health, M&T Bank, The Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation, and the McCormick Family Foundation.

Community Impact

“Jobs today are changing faster than ever. The Employment Skills Center plays a pivotal role in helping local residents discover, apply and position themselves within vibrant careers that offer expansive room for growth and advancement. Year upon year, we’ve invested in their outstanding Nurse Aide Training program because we know their hardworking students are benefiting from a fresh start and needed income. When it comes to delivering quality health care to members of our community, they’re an incredible asset.”

Becca Raley, Executive Director, Partnership for Better Health

“The Employment Skills Center is a community gem. Its educational and career development services truly transform lives. The Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority partnered with the Center in offering Environmental Technician training with a grant from the EPA. We could not be more pleased with the results. Participants have gone from low-wage, low-skill jobs to family sustaining jobs with a bright future thanks to the training and job placement support of the Center.”

Tim Whelan, Executive Director, Cumberland County Redevelopment Authority

“Employment Skills Center gives individuals who may have struggled in school a second chance at success by teaching adults to learn how to read, write, do basic math, and use computers in their adult learning programs. The results are life changing as adults are able to lift themselves and their families out of poverty with increased skills and greater access to higher paying jobs. Employment Skills Center also offers English as a Second Language classes which help individuals improve English skills, gain citizenship skills, improve reading and writing levels, and get more involved in the community.”

Lucy Zander, Executive Director, United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County