Passion, purpose, potential. A job opportunity is one piece of the puzzle. But where will your career journey take you? Your professional brand will develop here, encompassing not only your work portfolio but also your personal style and your community impact. Professionals need to feel empowered, mentored, and supported. And they need to feel trusted and challenged. The resources in Greater Reading paired with a close-knit community create the seeds for success. Here, we give you to the tools to grow your roots and flourish.

Distinguished continuing education resources at our local colleges and universities are minutes away, and at your fingertips. From industry-specific programs to advanced degrees, you can cultivate new skills whether you’re in your first job or pushing a path towards leadership.

Here, leadership development programs like Leadership Berks (LB) provide the soft skills and leadership training you need to succeed and make an impact. Each year, LB provides current and emerging leaders with leadership skills development, issues-based community orientation, nonprofit management training and more.

Your network matters too. Building your network expands your experiences and takes you out of your comfort zone. Find like-minded professionals at the Greater Reading Young Professionals: a group of diverse, driven, passionate, and community-minded individuals from a wide range of industries, employers, and positions. From galas with a twist, to sports leagues, to exclusive networking nights out on the town, you’ll find your people. You’ll build relationships, and you’ll grow together.


Want to make Greater Reading your home? Or maybe you’re an employer looking for the tools you need to attract the talent you want? Follow us to the resources you’ll want to see and use.