QUESTION: I’ve heard a lot about the economy slowing down in the news. Are there any state publications that might be useful in finding out which occupations are going to be affected or what workers and students should be expecting?
ANSWER: You’re certainly not alone in your concerns about the economy and how a slow down would affect you. Whether or not we are headed for a recession remains uncertain, but we do know the economy has lost some steam.
That makes the Pennsylvania Career Guide all the more useful for students and workers trying to gauge where things are heading for potential occupations. The Career Guide is a valuable tool, produced by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, and provides individuals with the information they need to become productive and successful members of tomorrow’s skilled workforce.
Included in the publication is wage and job outlook information for more than 180 occupations, as well as interest assessments and tips on how to market oneself to perspective employers. Students can also find information on how to obtain financial aid for their education.
The Career Guide contains contact information for Pennsylvania’s public schools, PA CareerLink offices and selected state agencies as well. Educators may find the guide particularly useful in preparing career development classes.
If you are interested in obtaining a free copy of the 2007-08 Pennsylvania Career Guide, they are available at my Harborcreek district office located at 4457 Buffalo Road and at my Corry district office located at 707 East Columbus Avenue.
Career Guides can also be found at public high schools and community colleges, CareerLinks, Commonwealth libraries, state correctional facilities and other workforce development partners throughout Pennsylvania.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or my district staff or visit my Web site at www.RepSonney.com . We are here for you and will help you in any way we can.
If you have a question you would like me to address in an upcoming column, please send it to:
Rep. Curt Sonney
Room 149-B East Wing
P.O. Box 202004
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2004
Rep. Curt Sonney
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Dan Massing
House Republican Public Relations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2008