RIDGWAY — A networking meeting for those in the fields of building and construction in the region has been set for 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 13 at the Red Fern in Kersey.

The building and construction next generation sector partnership for North Central Pennsylvania will be hosting the employer and education networking meeting. Related companies in the counties of Elk, McKean, Potter, Cameron, Clearfield and Jefferson are invited to participate.

The meeting will consist of an overview of the high priority occupations related to this industry as well as an employer panel and networking. Career & technical centers, post-secondary training providers, and high schools that offer or are considering to offer building & construction related programs will be in attendance also. Employers are encouraged to attend to help shape the future of the building and construction training programs in the North Central PA region.

Lunch will be provided.

Interested companies are encouraged to RSVP to Aaron Herzing, business engagement coordinator, Workforce Solutions for North Central PA at aherzing@ncwdb.org. by Sept. 6.

Next Gen Sector Partnerships are partnerships of businesses, from the same industry and in a shared labor market region, who work with economic development, education, workforce development, and community organizations to address the overall needs of the targeted industry. By addressing these business-driven priorities, Next Gen Sector Partnerships not only support the overall competitiveness of an industry and regional economy, but also benefit workers, students, and the broader community.