The Business Education Partnership (BEP) is a grant awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to connect Local Workforce Development Boards to area schools. The BEP falls under Gov. Wolf’s initiative to tie in opportunities and exploration of in-demand technical careers to Pennsylvania students grades K-12. Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board’s Project Manager, Maria Bernardo has partnered with Valley View High School in order to deliver Soft Skills Development to their 10th grade class

From left to right: Chris Mendicino, Principal; Morgan Englehardt, Guidance; Maria Bernardo, Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board; Lori Kelley, Guidance; Lawrence Pegula, Assistant Principal.