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Our members serve over 100,000 Pennsylvanians in need of job training, skill development and employment on an annual basis; additionally, Pennsylvania businesses serve as a core partner – addressing the competitive talent needs of thousands of small to large-size employers, Pennsylvania’s workforce development system lifts up our Commonwealth.
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The PA Workforce Development Association (PWDA) serves as the voice of the Pennsylvania workforce development system and a clearinghouse for workforce development information statewide. PWDA develops and provides professional training to local workforce development boards, while continuing proactive advocacy efforts on behalf of the workforce development system.


PA@Work Spotlight

Panel explores intersection of hunger and workforce development »

Vanessa Philbert introduced attendees at PWDA’s newly launched PA@Work webinar series last month to an expression many had never heard before – “la brega.” A Spanish term used frequently by Puerto Ricans according to Philbert, a “brega” means a situation you cannot control so you hustle to get around it.

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