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Mission & Purpose

PennACE Vision: The Pennsylvania Associate of Colleges and Employers strives to be the premier statewide professional association of choice for career and recruitment professionals. 

PennACE Mission: The Pennsylvania Associate of Colleges and Employers is a collaborative organization that provides professional growth and networking opportunities for career development and recruitment professionals to enhance practices that benefit  Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates.

The purpose of PennACE:

  • To serve as a communication network for professionals in internship/cooperative education, career planning and placement and human resources.
  • To support and advocate an education strategy that fosters career development and integrates practical work experience with academic study.
  • To promote professional development through seminars, workshops and other programs.
  • To encourage involvement in the positive economic development of Pennsylvania.
  • To act as a clearinghouse of economic and legislative information for the advancement of career development and employment activities.
  • To represent Pennsylvania in national activities and establish strong working relationships with other related organizations across the United States.

Strategic Plan 2014-2017