BETHLEHEM, January 10, 2019 − State Senator Lisa Boscola announced today that the Workforce Investment Board of the Lehigh Valley (WIB) has been approved for a $136,144 grant from the Department of Labor and Industry through the Business Education Partnership program for the WIB’s for its Career Linking Class.

“As we focus on linking our students with career paths, business education partnerships are absolutely critical in that process,” Boscola stated.  “The Lehigh Valley’s Workforce Investment Board has taken a leadership role in addressing that need and this grant to implement a Career Linking Class will build upon meeting the needs of our students and our local businesses.”

With this grant, the Lehigh Valley WIB will implement a Career Linking Class (CLC) in a high school senior class in the Lehigh Valley to address the top business challenge of increasing Employability Skills to improve career readiness. An Employability Skills Curriculum with 21 modules will be implemented within the CLC to focus on three areas of Applied Knowledge, Effective Relationships, and Workplace Skills.

This grant was fully federally funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act.