Penn Manor implements new program to bolster 'soft skills' necessary for today's workforce


Have you memorized the periodic table by heart? Could you solve a problem using the Pythagorean theorem? How about spelling the word onomatopoeia?

While that deserves credit, Penn Manor School District personnel say that’s just one piece of the puzzle to finding success in the workplace.

That’s why Penn Manor has partnered with local business representatives, the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board and CareerLink of Lancaster County to create the Comet Credential program, which officially began Wednesday.

The first of its kind in Pennsylvania, district officials said, the initiative is designed to teach students the “soft skills” necessary for succeeding in the modern workplace — skills such as time management, communication, decision-making and writing.

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