GRCA Young Leadership Conference (YLC)
This annual leadership conference benefits tenth and eleventh grade students, selected from ALL Berks County public school districts, tech centers, and private schools. The program is a one-day opportunity for students to network with professionals from the business community, explore career options, hear from a keynote speaker, receive leadership training through facilitated exercises and so much more!
2020 Event Recap: The 2020 YLC was completely transformed into a multi-purpose virtual event with a compilation of pre-recorded content including a keynote speaker, panel session, interactive vision-boarding led by major sponsor, VISIONS Federal Credit Union, as well as two commercials featuring community partners: Career Ready Berks and Albright College’s Science Research Institute program. The content was distributed to districts to incorporate into their winter curriculum, providing an option for full-virtual delivery or a hybrid approach. The new format also empowered schools to integrate their own pre/post programming and served as a career pathways/exploration artifact for their 339 plans.
For sponsorship opportunities, topic/speaker considerations, or to engage your employees in volunteering for this one-day program, contact [email protected].
Career Ready Berks
GRCA has proudly supported this initiative since its inception. Career Ready Berks is an alliance developed by Berks County School Districts, post-secondary institutions, businesses and local business organizations to provide information, resources, and training programs to the 70,000 students in Berks County.
To learn more about this significant, community-wide approach to career exploration and hands-on experiences, visit the site here.
Additional Career Exploration Partner Programs
Contact [email protected], to learn more!
- Berks Business Education Coalition: Students Interacting with Business Program and the Inside Berks Business Program.
- Manufacturing Resource Center: What’s So Cool About Manufacturing? Program
RMCTC + BCTC Summer Internship Program: Contact [email protected]. for more details.