Career Services

Career Services

Adult Services

Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs – Navigate Your Success

The Adult and Dislocated Worker Programs are federally funded programs that provide eligible adults with assistance for career training needs and job placements. Services include:

  • Career planning
  • Occupational research and job search assistance
  • Assistance with job applications and resumes
  • Exploration of trainings for in-demand careers
  • Training opportunities such as occupational skills training, OJT, SkillUp
  • Mentorship and guidance throughout training
  • Financial literacy education

To see more details about even more ways to utilize these services, visit Navigate Your Success NT.

EARN Program Overview

Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) is designed to provide a range of services to meet individuals’ needs, including access to education and training opportunities to move clients toward family economic stability. The program is based on human-centered design and includes a combination of case management, coaching, licensed counseling, and peer-to-peer experiences to develop a career pathway through job placement and job retention goals for the participants referred from the County Assistance Office (CAO).

County CAO Offices:

  • Bradford County: 1 Elizabeth St, Suite 4, Towanda, PA 18848
  • Sullivan County: 918 Main St, LaPorte, PA 18626
  • Susquehanna County: 111 Spruce St, Montrose, PA 18801
  • Tioga County: 11809 US Rt 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901
  • Wyoming County: 608 Hunter Hwy, Suite 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

Young Adult Services

LAUNCH! Your Success

LAUNCH! Your Success is a federally funded program that provides eligible young adults aged 14-24 assistance in achieving academic and employment success.  Some of the available services include:

  • Career advising and mentoring
  • Career education and exploration
  • Work-based learning opportunities
  • Tutoring and instruction leading to a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
  • Occupational skills training
  • Supportive services
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Financial literacy education
  • Many others

For more information check out LAUNCH! Your Success NT.

You can also check out some of our LAUNCH! success in our bi-annual LAUNCH! Newsletter:

LAUNCH (Fall/2023)
LAUNCH (Spring/2024)

Northern Tier Business Education Partnership (NTBEP)

NTRPDC’s Business Education Partnership program employs career coaches to assist school districts with career education in the five-county region.  The goal of the NTBEP is to increase career education and exploration events to students in K-12 in an effort to improve students’ career awareness, soft skills, and workplace knowledge.  The NTBEP works to connect students to employers and career opportunities available within the region.  This is accomplished by creating and implementing events such as career fairs, mock interview days, field trips, etc. where students get to learn about businesses and occupations within them, through first-hand experiences.

Career coaches work closely with the guidance departments and administration in each school to plan career education events.  These events are made possible through the participation of local employers.  Numerous local employers see value in connecting with high school students and helping schools prepare students for the world of work.  These employers volunteer to sit on school advisory boards, establish work experience opportunities, participate in educational panels and many other activities in an effort to educate students about careers and pathways to them. 

Pat Chappell is the career coach for Troy Area School District and Wellsboro Area School District.  She can be contacted at

Lyndsay Coleman is the Business Education Coordinator and can be contacted at

Barb Knapp is the career coach for Canton Area School District, Northeast Bradford School District, Sullivan County School District, Tunkhannock Area School District and Southern Tioga School District.  She can be contacted at

Karen Long is the career coach for Montrose Area School District, Sayre Area School District and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center.  She can be contacted at

Jody McCarty is the NTRPDC Program Administrator.  She can be contacted at

Samantha Shurtleff is the career coach at Wyalusing Area School District and can be contacted at

Amanda Wakely is the career coach for Athens School District and can be contacted at

Donna Yale is the career coach for Towanda Area School District and can be contacted at

Northern Tier Career Connect

Northern Tier Career Connect is a place for businesses to connect with their future workforce.  Connections between students and area businesses are important for growth in the region.  It also helps students to gain understanding of available occupations and industries in their communities.  Businesses get the ability to educate school staff, parents and students about who they are-what they do and career resources or work-based learning experiences that they have available.  

Northern Tier Career Connect is a safe place for these connections to happen.  Students can find work-based learning experiences for numerous occupations via this website.  With the help of a teacher within the district, direct connections can be made with employers.  Teachers can look for presenters or panelists for career lessons and events to bring students first-hand knowledge of specific occupations and industries.  This website eliminates the need to search for occupations, industries and contact information as it is all available and organized within the site. 

Occupational Interviews

More than 20 occupational interviews are available for young adults to peruse and learn more about specific occupations on NTRPDC’s YouTube Channel


What’s so Cool About Manufacturing (WSCM) gives 6th-8th grade students in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming Counties the opportunity to network with local manufacturers, gain new perspectives, record their experiences and present them in an educational and “cool” way through documentary video production. WSCM was originally created by MRC – Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley. The contest’s intention is to generate excitement that draws students towards considering manufacturing career paths to create a 21st century workforce.

For more information on the program and to view Northern Tier’s participants, visit

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