The Northeast Pennsylvania Logistics and Transportation Partnership (LTIP) was created to formalize the process of developing the technical and advanced skills required for transportation career opportunities and to better align economic and workforce development programs to meet the needs of businesses and the career goals of workers, and to attract and retain quality employers in the region. Formation of the LTIP will serve as a vital focal point for employers, educators, workforce developers and the economic development community.
Back in 2005, representatives from local logistics and transportation companies identified the most critical educational and training needs and shared information economic and workforce development professionals on occupation shortages, skill gaps and challenges to remain competitive and capable of growth in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
A joint effort of the Luzerne, Schuylkill, Lackawanna, Pocono and Northern Tier Workforce Investment Boards, the Northeast PA Logistics and Transportation Industry Partnership then conducted a Training Needs Assessment and an Industry Analysis, developed a Career Pathways Model and designed an industry-specific Web site.
The Northeast PA Logistics & Transportation Industry Partnership has been awarded one of only five PA Career Pathway Pilot Projects in the state by the PA Department of Labor & Industry. The NEPA Logistics & Transportation Industry Partnership Career Pathways Model works like a roadmap for employers and employees. The skills and training needed for each position in the Logistics & Transportation Industry are outlined in the NEPA Logistics & Transportation Industry Partnership Career Pathways Model, making it easy for employees and employers to see the next step! For more information about the partnership, please click here.
A logistics and transportation industry analysis was conducted by the Wadley-Donovan Group (WDG) to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for logistics and transportation operations in a 12-county region that comprises Northeastern Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on a core area of four counties. The 12-county area consists of Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming counties, while the core area is defined by Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe and Schuylkill counties.