Tara Lawrence joined NWIRC in 2023 as our Manufacturing Talent Stream Coordinator. She leads our Manufacturing Talent Stream initiative supported by a PA Manufacturing Training to Career Grant. In this role, she prioritizes and accelerates initiatives designed to connect manufacturers to the regional talent stream. Her work includes developing a northwest Manufacturing Dream Team; a group of young individuals working in various manufacturing roles, trained and scheduled for presentations and events at area schools. She is also spearheading startup industry clubs at several schools across the region, organizing manufacturing month (October) activities, and serving as a liaison for NWIRC’s involvement with five student-run manufacturing enterprises and two Uniquely Abled Academies.

Tara holds a BA in Communication Studies from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and brings with her more than 20 years of nonprofit experience in the areas of marketing, development and event planning. She serves on the Board of The United Way of Western Crawford County and lives in Meadville with her husband and two boys.

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