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PA Partners and the PA Association of Workforce Investment Boards have recently merged to form the new PA Workforce Development Association (PWDA). The PA Workforce Development Association is the voice of Pennsylvania's workforce system, leading the workforce conversation, telling the workforce story, and serving as a clearinghouse for workforce development information to all stakeholders in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more about us...
2014 WIB Symposium - Save the Date!
Please mark your calendar for October 14-16, 2014 in State College for the 2014 WIB Symposium. We will have more information regarding the symposium in the coming weeks and months. Hope to see you there!
Save the date! 31st Annual Employment, Training & Education Conference
May 5-8, 2015 Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
Click here for information from the 2014 conference!
PA June Employment Report: Big drop in labor force
21 July 2014
PA releases June 2014 employment numbers
21 July 2014
State labor team meets with Allegheny steelworkers about to lose jobs
17 July 2014
Registered Apprenticeships: A Policy to Boost Local Economies
16 July 2014
State sets aside $1.2M in budget for community colleges
14 July 2014
(National Skills Coalition): WIOA Heads to President's Desk for Signature
11 July 2014
WIOA: A rare bipartisan passes Congress
11 July 2014
Politico: Congress rewrites job training law
10 July 2014
PA Department of Labor & Industry Releases Two Workforce Policies
The PA Department of Labor & Industry recently released the final versions of two workforce system policies that take effect on July 1, 2014: the Local Governance policy and the Workforce Delivery System policy. Local areas will have until October 1, 2014 to be in compliance with these guidelines. PWDA has also submitted comments and recommendations to the Department on the state's new Financial Management Policy, which is still being reviewed.
U.S House Passes WIOA 415-6, Sends Bill to President for Signature
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), H.R. 803, by a 415-6 vote. WIOA, which would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, will now go to President Obama for his signature. You may find a side-by-side comparison at National Skills Coalition site of the new WIOA bill as it compares to the House and Senate versions of WIA reauthorization.
PA Department of Labor & Industry Release Draft Financial Management Policy
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has released a draft version of the new 2014 Financial Management Policy. PWDA is currently in the process of reviewing and analyzing this policy, and will submit comments to L&I in the next week.