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Chris Ray

About the author: Christopher Ray is the executive director, business development at Penn College’s Workforce Development department. During his tenure at the college, he has overseen training program development, and worked with companies in nearly every business sector to address skill improvement needs. Employing innovative approaches to workforce development, Chris led a team at the college in developing a proprietary, competency-based assessment program to help companies identify and prioritize areas of opportunity for training. He spearheaded efforts to expand apprenticeship opportunities to companies through a blend of in-person and remote, interactive instruction to multiple manufacturing consortia. His experience includes work in manufacturing and health care, as well as training roles in pharmaceuticals and biotech.