The Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab – Ribbon Cutting & Open House


A ribbon was cut on July 24, 2012, officially opening The Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab.  “With over 70 community attendees, including many elected officials, the support of our community and local officials was very evident.  Everyone’s attendance helped to make the event a complete success”, said Lyndsay Birmelin, Director of Workforce Initiatives.  She added, “We are working towards an effective workforce delivery system by developing career opportunities; strengthening skills in the workforce; and supporting lifelong learning.  The Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab will help Workforce Wayne achieve its mission.”

Located on the second floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, the Technology Training Lab utilizes 600 square feet of space providing 16 moveable computer stations, laptops, wireless mice, wireless printer, and a wireless LCD projector, as well as high speed fiber internet connectivity.  The space is available for rental use by training providers, individual businesses or educational institutions seeking to provide consortium training.  The Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab will: enable existing businesses in the two-county region to achieve competiveness through increased productivity and technological advances, attract new businesses to the area, and promote lifelong learning.

Workforce Wayne is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of business, education, government, employment services, economic development, and community entities in Pennsylvania’s Wayne and Pike counties.

Please visit or call 253-5334 to learn more about Workforce Wayne & The Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab or how your donations can help by investing in a future of well-trained employees, expanding career & technical education, and a bridge between education and business.

Photo: (click thumbnail for full view)  Holding the ribbon for The Wayne/Pike Technology Training Lab Grand Opening, from left, Harry Forbes, Director of Governor Corbett’s Northeast RegionalOffice; Brian Langan, Northeast PA Regional Manager at U.S. Senator Pat Toomey; Pike County Commissioner Richard Caridi; Pike County Commissioner Matthew Osterberg; Pennsylvania State Representative Michael Peifer; Dr. Joann Hudak, Workforce Wayne Board Chair; Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Baker; Mary Beth Wood, Workforce Wayne Past-Chair; Pennsylvania State Representative Sandra Major; Wayne County Commissioner Wendell Kay; Wayne County Commissioner Jonathan Fritz; Anthony Manzione, Workforce Wayne Vice Chair and Marie McDonnell, Workforce Wayne Secretary/Treasurer.