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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...
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2013 Conference Presentations
See presentations we have received here
Save the date! 30th Annual Employment, Training & Education Conference
May 7-9, 2014 Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
Governor orders delay in Common Core academic standards
22 May 2013
PA Senate introduces "Train-to-Work" bill
22 May 2013
America's Workers, Employers Lose under House Funding Caps
22 May 2013
Lackawanna County to host job fair
20 May 2013
Drilling equipment maker plans plant in Mercer County
20 May 2013
Lawmakers move on UC funding bill
16 May 2013
400 manufacturing jobs headed to Berks County
03 May 2013
Northeastern PA unemployment and labor force down
02 May 2013
Bi-partisan CAREER Act introduced by Ohio, Colorado Senators
Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced a workforce reform bill known as the Careers through Responsive, Efficient and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act. The Act is designed to streamline dozens of federal workforce programs while giving community colleges and career technical institutions priority access to funding. Click here for more information about the CAREER Act, and check out National Skills Coalition's overview of the legislation.
President Obama releases budget proposal - see how it impacts workforce development
President Obama released the Fiscal Year 2014 budget proposal today (April 10). Click here to find out more about the budget proposal and how it could impact workforce development programs.
NSC: Workforce funds likely cut for rest of 2013
According to the Training and Empoyment Notice (TEN) published by the US Department of Labor last week, workforce funding will be cut for the remainder of the Fiscal Year 2013. Check out the National Skills Coaltion's article on the impact of sequestration on workforce funds for the remainder of FY2013 and FY2014.
WIA bill update: H.R. 803 (SKILLS Act) passes House Committee
The Republican-sponsored bill H.R. 803 (SKILLS Act) passed the House Committee on Education and the Workforce 23-0. House Democrats left during the middle of the hearing. Read more
National Skills Coalition releases analyses of WIA bills ahead of House Committee Action
In anticipation of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce's upcoming hearing to mark-up H.R. 803 (SKILLS Act), the National Skills Coalition has released an analysis of both WIA bills currently in the Committee. Read more