Thaddeus Stevens Open House

Virtual Spring Open House, Thursday, April 22 from 6 – 8 p.m

Attending our Virtual Open House is a great way to get an inside look at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology! This event will include a blend of live virtual events and prerecorded sessions. From our Admissions and Financial Aid overview to live sessions with faculty, discover the many opportunities Thaddeus Stevens College has to offer!

Those who attend the event will be entered in a drawing for one of five $1000 scholarships!

More information and registration is available via

EMT Full-Time Academy

Lancaster EMS Announces: 1st Full-Time EMT Academy Program- “Learn While You Earn”
Lancaster, PA- The Education Department from Lancaster EMS proudly announces “Learn While You Earn” program. This is our 1st full-time academy for eligible candidates to earn a PA Bureau of EMS approved EMT-Basic Certification. This program is a collaborative effort between Lancaster EMS and PACareerLink.

Eligible candidates will be hired as Full-Time Lancaster EMS employees, and compensated at a training wage of $13.00/ hr. while in attendance at our PA Bureau of EMS EMT- Basic certification course (minimum of 40 hours per week). Upon successful completion of the program and after obtaining their PA Bureau of EMS certification, the employee will be promoted to EMT-B with the commensurate pay rate increase to $15.00/hr. and associated benefits. Candidates will also agree to an 18-month employment commitment to Lancaster EMS post certification. EMT Candidates will be recruited from the general population with emphasis on the High School graduating Senior.

Classes will be held at the Lancaster EMS Millersville Station (100 East Charlotte Street, Millersville PA 17551), beginning in September from 1400 – 2100 hours. We anticipate the First academy class to be completed by mid-December 2021 with candidates working effective January 1, 2022.

Recruitment efforts will begin April 1, 2021. The application and employment process will consist of a phone interview, program entrance assessments as well as be personally interviewed by a formal panel of Lancaster EMS current employees. Following completion of all pre-acceptance processes the individual will either be offered a position or placed on a potential candidate waitlist.

Those with potential interest in this Full-Time Education to Work Program should contact:, 717-481-4841 ext.234 or visit

Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity

2021 IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps
Volunteer Opportunities!

Survival in the Wilderness –
Teamwork, problem solving, outdoor fun!

o August 3-5, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Campers: Grades 5-8
o Location: Lancaster County Central Park’s Pavilion #11, 733 Williamson Road, Lancaster, PA
o Volunteer applicants for this camp must be entering Grades 9-12 or college students

We are looking for responsible student volunteers who would be good role models and engage with all campers in a positive way while embracing the guidance offered by camp instructors and IU13 staff. If you would like to apply to be a volunteer, please click
here. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call 717-606-1822.
As required by law, background clearances will be necessary, but costs are minimal for those volunteering. IU13 will be happy to verify your service hours for school or club requirements.
For more details on any of our 2021 camps… Visit our website: and search
Summer Enrichment Camps.

 Visit IU13 Summer Enrichment Camps, email, or
call IU13 Gifted Education and Enrichment Services: 717-606-1822

Summer Construction Pre-Apprenticeship

ABC Keystone will be offering PA Connection, our Construction Pre-Apprenticeship, over the summer. This program is recognized and registered with the Commonwealth.

The course takes place three days a week over four weeks and is a good fit for: 1) students exploring construction as a career choice; or 2) students who have an interest in the industry and want advanced training before entering a registered apprenticeship. Completion of the course provides credit toward any one of the ABC Keystone programs, along with OSHA 10-Hour Construction credentials and completion certification. The program is recommended for students ages 16 and older, due to use of hand and power tools.

This is a tuition-based program that costs $2,250 per student for all training, materials, textbooks, and personal protective equipment. Financial assistance with tuition may be available. Please let me know if you’d like information on a tuition subsidy. Transportation is the responsibility of the student.

Click here for more information and to apply! Schedule is shown below.

  • PA Connection, Summer 2021
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day
  • ABC Keystone Training Facility, Manheim
2021 Summer Schedule Pre-Apprenticeship ABC Keystone

Now Open- NE College Fair

Spring 2021 OnDemand College Fair has started and will continue through April 11! The Northeast Virtual College Fair will connect students and parents to educational institutions throughout Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York states. Students can utilize this virtual asset to help roadmap their future from the safety of their homes.   

For more information or to sign up for reminders and attend the virtual college fair you can visit Registered students will also be eligible to win one of seven $50 Amazon Gift Cards!

The event is a collaboration between Advance Media New York, MassLive Media, NJ Advance Media, and the PA Media Group.

$600 Career Exposure Activity for Ages 16-24

Earn up to $600 while learning about Career choices that suit you!

Explore different career options online through our extensive 6-week program!
Participating students will earn certificates after each course completion in their chosen
career pathway program.
Eight career pathways available:
• Accounting
• Administrative Assistant
• Building Trades
• Cosmetology
• Drafting and Design Technology
• Early Childhood Education
• Electronics
• Healthcare

Program held on the following platforms:
Metrix Online Learning, Google Classroom and Edge Factor
In addition to career path specific courses offered through Metrix Online Learning, students will also have assignments on financial literacy, career and interest assessments, resume creation and critique, and business engagement panels.
Earn up to $600 for completion of all events and activities!
This program is available to Lancaster County residents between the ages of 16-24.
Interested in learning more?
Contact Liz Swirniuk at

Camp for Health Care Career Exploration

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Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is partnering with the Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 to offer a “Health Care Career Exploration Camp” for rising 9th to 12th graders. The virtual camp will be held on Tuesday July 20th, 2021 and Wednesday July 21st, 2021 from 9 am to 12:15 pm for $175 per student. In addition to a live stream dissection, a health care kit, and a health care speaker, students will also be given a free application code to apply for PA College dual enrollment. Click here to learn more and click here to apply.

Students Entering Grades 9 through 12 in Fall 2021
Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, July 20-21, 2021
Online Instruction: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Tuition: $175.00 per student
Presented by: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
(, Lancaster, PA

Registration Deadline: May 24, 2021 Click here to register.

Download flyer for more information.

PACAC Spring Virtual College Fairs!

PSCA is pleased to announced that PACAC is partnering with StriveScan to host virtual college fairs in Spring 2021. The first event will take place on March 22-23 from 5:00pm-7:45pm ET. Students and counselors can view the schedule and register at the following link There are additional college fairs on the following dates:

Monday, April 12th or Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Monday, June 7th or Tuesday, June 8th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Transfer Virtual College Fair: For all transfer students throughout Pennsylvania (and for colleges that wish to recruit students from Pennsylvania)

Tuesday, May 11th or Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
5:00 – 7:45 PM Eastern Time

Accounting Career Days

Students (and teachers) are invited to a free virtual experience to learn more about diverse career opportunities in the accounting profession and the advantages of the CPA designation. For a list of speakers and more information click here.

Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Accounting Career Days

Students register here!

Paid Work Experience

Are you a 16-24 year old Lancaster County Resident looking for a paid internship making a minimum of $10.35 an hour? Are you interested in a specific career path but are having a hard time getting your foot in the door to gain experience in the field? Are you looking to build your resume and interviewing skills?

We have the perfect opportunity for you! Through a partnership with the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board, PA CareerLink® Lancaster County is offering Paid Work Experiences for ambitious young adults interested in exploring different career paths.

With numerous job openings, we are sure to have a position that will be a great fit for you!

Intake and Orientations happen every week.

Please email to schedule a Zoom meeting session and for more information.

Please be prepared with the following documentation to apply:
• Social Security Card
• Birth Certificate
• Driver’s License with Lancaster County Address, OR School ID
• Last 30 days of paystubs (if currently working)
• Work Permit (if under the age of 18)