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PA WDB Symposium
The Changing Face of
Workforce Development

October 1-3, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel
& Conference Center, State College









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.

Check out the WIOA Guide for Local Elected Officials here.

Success Stories

Workforce development loses a friend, mentor, legend

Edward J. McCann, Jr.

If ever there was a success story that includes a well-regarded workforce protagonist with a lifetime of favorable influence that stretched from his hometown in Berks County to the halls of Congress and beyond, the story would surely be about Edward J. McCann, Jr., who led workforce development efforts in Berks County for four decades. Although McCann’s passing on August 30 leaves a striking absence among those who knew and respected him, his lasting impression is indelible and his legacy is unquestionable.


PA Workforce Development Association