Leadership Venango Holds Fourth Session: The Importance of an Educated Workforce

The 2020 class of Leadership Venango met in January at Clarion University – Venango to discuss the importance of an educated workforce.

Hope Lineman of Clarion University welcomed the class and provided an overview of the programs, and some exciting renovations that have taken place in the last few years. She also gave the class an idea of what campus life looks like for the students.

Eileen Mullen, program coordinator for Crawford County K-12 Career Education Alliance, then presented and detailed the many programs that she provides for students, including a STEM camp and mock interviews. Her programs help students understand 21st century workforce skills. She provided understanding of the importance of partnerships with the community and putting your best self forward.

Next was Taylor Snyder of eAcademy explaining the work that her students do. The class learned about the school districts involved in eAcademy and the different field trips the class goes on to learn about the community.

The day ended with Corey Christman of the Center for Victory, who spoke of the importance of understanding a multi-generational workforce and work style differences. He also discussed the levels of engagement employees have with their company and jobs, and how to get the most out of your employees through effective and compassionate leadership.

The next session will be in February at the Venango County Courthouse to discuss “Honorable Leadership.” Learn more about Leadership Venango at

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s February 2020 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

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