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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

Workforce & Childcare Matters in PA »

May 26, 2021 – The business community used to look at child care through an early learning lens but now sees it clearly as a workforce issue,” said Gene Barr, president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, a panelist in a one-hour webinar on May 26 that was part of PWDA’s PA@Work series connecting leaders to collaborate, strategize, build capacity, and identify innovative solutions that lift up Pennsylvania workers, employers, and communities. You can find resources from this  Learning Series here. 

PWDA Executive Director Carrie Anne Amann moderated the panel, a one-hour webinar that was part of its PA@Work series connecting leaders to collaborate, strategize, build capacity, and identify innovative solutions that lift up Pennsylvania workers, employers, and communities. Her guests were Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry President and CEO Gene Barr, Kari King, President and CEO of Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children (“PPC”), and Janet Ward, Executive Director at Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board (“WFWIB”). [Click on the article title to read more….]

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