SLIBCO, the not-for-profit industrial development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted an Incubator Open House at the TekRidge Center in Jessup.
The event allowed TekRidge Center’s incubator clients, as well as representatives from the Carbondale Technology Transfer Center, the chance to introduce their business to students and staff from Penn State Worthington Scranton. Students had the chance to discuss potential employment and/or internship opportunities; while the businesses had the opportunity to further discuss externship, research and project opportunities. Businesses also gave students real-word tips for application of their major courses of study in their lives.
“TekRidge is a major opportunity for the area’s economic development and surrounding communities,” said Penn State Worthington Scranton student Peter Mendoza. “With the advancement of technology and customer relations, larger firms are going to need the assistance and services TekRidge has to offer. By participating in this event, I feel that I now have the tools necessary to participate in the ever-changing workforce.”
“We are very pleased to be able to showcase our incubator program and the companies within the program to higher education institutions,” said incubator program manager Aaron Whitney. “This opportunity is mutually beneficial to our clients and to the Penn State Worthington Scranton students. Through this and other events, we hope to bring awareness that technology-focused employment opportunities exist in our region.”
Additional Incubator Open Houses are planned. For more information or to participate, call (570) 342-7711.