SCRANTON, November 30, 2012 – – State Sen. John Blake will host numerous legislators, school officials, business and labor leaders from across the region for a discussion about the economic impact of career focused education at his first E2 Summit.

The E2 Summit will take place on Monday, December 3 from 8 a.m. until noon in The Rose Room on the campus of the University of Scranton.

Blake’s E2 Summit was initially scheduled for October 30 but was postponed due to severe weather throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Presentations and discussions at the E2 Summit will focus on the importance of career-focused education for the future of this region’s youth and the impact this education can have on our region’s economy including Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne and Pike Counties.

Scheduled participants include Congressman Glen Thompson; Paul Harrington, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Labor Markets and Policy at Drexel University; Peter L. Rozelle, Ph.D., Office of Clean Energy Systems, US Department of Energy; Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board; Joann Hudak, Ph.D., Assistant Superintendent, Wallenpaupack Area School District; and Nancy Tkatch, Administrative Director, Westside Career and Technology Center.

The Rose Room is located on the 5th floor of Brennan Hall, which is located on the 300 block of Madison Ave. in Scranton.

Media coverage is welcome and encouraged.

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