What makes our region a transportation hub - our prime regional and interstate access routes - also makes Upper Bucks a prime location for manufacturing. As we combine that with forward-thinking skilled workforce initiatives, tailoring hands-on training and curriculum to our employers’ emerging needs, our region is poised to attract even more modern manufacturers to our strong economic base. It's hard to tell what goes on inside all the large, nondescript, industrial-looking structures as you pass them by. But the difference is significant in terms of the types of jobs created, the quality of lives sustained, and the scale of broader economic ripples to our business community.
We’re ahead of the curve in a labor market that’s tightening. For modern manufacturing and skilled trades, there are recruiting challenges in nearly every community in our nation. With the coordinated steps we’ve already taken, combined with our long-range planning, our region’s skilled workforce is growing even stronger.
We are proud and privileged to have the composite of critical partners who feel likewise, including most importantly leading local manufacturers and all public education institutions serving the needs of Upper Bucks County. Together, we have forged and driven the Upper Bucks Skilled Workforce Initiative to shine a light on lucrative and rewarding careers here in our back yard, and to align hard and soft skills taught to the current and emerging needs of local employers.