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PA WDB Symposium
The Penn Stater, State College
October 24-26, 2017


The PA Workforce Development Association (PWDA) is a statewide trade association that serves the 22 local workforce development boards in the commonwealth. We partner with government to steer job seekers to skill development and employment opportunities, but PWDA does not work directly with individual job seekers.

Those looking for work or skill development should VISIT HERE for services that are available in your local community.

Who We Are

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.

Success Stories

Moises Maldonado | 2016 Governor’s Achievement Award Winner

While still in high school, Moises helped his uncle at the garage, first learning how to make small repairs and eventually more complex jobs like replacing brakes. He liked making money more than attending school and wanted to quit school and get his own place. Instead, Moises’ father insisted he join the National Guard, where he worked on Humvees and diesel engines. He credits the military with “straightening him out” as a young adult.


PA Workforce Development Association