CRISP Sector Strategy Report

The Lehigh Valley, Berks County, and Lancaster County Workforce Development Boards have partnered, in response to this dynamic mutual reality, to share current and projected workforce development needs in the high-demand industry clusters in the four-county region. The partnership, designated Crescent Regional Industry Sector Partnership (CRISP) and funded by a PA Department of Labor & Industry Grant with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board as lead applicant and fiscal agent, is charged with identifying clusters important to the economic competitiveness of the region and examining the high priority occupational talent supply vs. employer demand in this labor sharing region.

Along with the aforementioned socio-economic similarities, the CRISP consortium considers common workforce development issues in very specific targeted industry clusters, all of which exhibit a significant impact across the region, to develop strategies that will create efficiencies through greater collaboration, identify and reduce service redundancies, and establish cost effective programs that can benefit from policy collaboration on a regional basis.  Learn more.