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The Hanover Chamber offers a comprehensive approach to workforce development and career opportunities in the greater Hanover area. Through the Chamber's Workforce Development Committee, a unique partnership between local business and educational leaders over the years has built a collaborative foundation for local students to explore numerous career pathways that lead to personal growth and local employment.  Continuing efforts to connect to the specific and diverse needs of Hanover based industries have produced important training and professional development opportunities for the local workforce.

The following links provide detailed information on programs and services that have a direct impact on Hanover's business and educational environment. You are invited to be a part of the movement that is making a difference in Hanover.

For more information on the collaborative work of the Chamber's Workforce Development Committee, click on the links below:

Workforce Development Committee
Business Information
Educator Information

  School-to-Work Programs  

The Introduction to Manufacturing (ITM) program is a partnership between the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, HACC - Gettysburg Campus, local school districts and area manufactures. ITM is an 18 week program designed to educate high school seniors about the manufacturing environment, potential career paths in manufacturing, and local career opportunities within the Hanover marketplace. ITM also provides students with the opportunity to earn 1 – 3 college credits in engineering at HACC.

In addition to class instruction, students visit areas manufactures. Industry representatives provide students with an introduction to their business, a plant tour and information about operations and administration.

The Chamber thanks the following businesses for hosting the ITM students:

  • AquaPhoenix
  • Elsner Engineering Works
  • Leonhardt Manufacturing
  • R. H. Sheppard
  • Ring Container
  • SKF
  • Snyder’s-Lance
  • Ox Paper Tube
  • Utz Quality Foods

For more information on ITM, please email Gary Laird, President, Hanover Chamber.

Each local school district offers a variety of career-based opportunities. Please click the links below for details.

Delone Catholic High School (pdf)
Hanover High School (pdf)
New Oxford High School (pdf)
South Western High School (pdf)


Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence

The Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence (HCWE) was established through the Chamber’s Workforce Development Committee in 2008 to address training opportunities and skill enhancement of the local workforce. Through HCWE, businesses can discover how localized training can save you time and resources. 

The Hanover Center for Workforce Excellence offers programs at the Chamber’s on-site training room and at 400 Pine Street (adjacent to R.H. Sheppard). Through a partnership with HACC-Gettysburg Campus, credit classes in industrial electricity, including blueprint reading, motors and controls, hydraulics and pneumatics and PLC’s and automation are offered at the Pine Street location.  The site also provides a number of workforce training programs, including communication and soft skills, computer and IT classes. Welding classes are also available through HACC at the technical welding lab at South Western High School.

For a complete listing of HACC credit programs and workforce training classes offered at 400 Pine St., Hanover, visit: http://www.hacc.edu/Gettysburg/HanoverCenter/index.cfm.

Training programs for local business and industry are also offered through the Chamber at their on-site training room at 146 Carlisle St. For a complete listing of training classes offered at 146 Carlisle St., visit: http://business.hanoverchamber.com/events/

Looking for specific workforce training or programs that are not currently offered?  Contact the Chamber with any suggested topics and areas of interest at 717-637-6130 or email office@hanoverchamber.com.


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