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PA WDB Symposium
The Penn Stater Hotel and
Conference Center,
State College
October 18-20, 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

Philadelphia woman wins ‘Outstanding Senior Community Service Employment Program Participant’ award

Cynthia Steadman was living at a local shelter and struggled to make ends meet. In May 2015, that began to change when she enrolled in the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on Aging (MCOA) Senior Community Service Employment Program. Cynthia was assigned to two MCOA host agencies to receive computer and customer service training. The MCOA recognized her other quality-of-life needs, and referred her to the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) and the local PA CareerLink® center for housing and additional employment assistance, respectively.

Cynthia Steadman



PA Workforce Development Association