Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association congratulated Gov. Josh Shapiro and Lt. Gov. Austin Davis on their inauguration into office. Carrie Amann, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association, made the following statement.
“We congratulate Governor Josh Shapiro and Lt. Governor Austin Davis on their inauguration to office. We look forward to working with Gov. Shapiro and Lt. Gov. Davis as they build their administration and implement workforce policies.
Governor Josh Shapiro’s focus on workforce development policy during the campaign is encouraging for our association and its members. Like Gov. Shapiro, we know that workforce development policy allows policymakers to engage in a bipartisan collaboration that provides solutions for job seekers, workers, and businesses.
Gov. Shapiro’s campaign plan to increase apprenticeship funding is a game-changer for making it easier for Pennsylvanians to enter the skilled workforce. Likewise, his proposal to expand industry partnership funding will provide an essential pathway for Pennsylvanians to enter and advance in high-paying, quality careers while giving our businesses access to a robust and trained workforce. Creating a streamlined Office of Workforce Development could also help state government provide superior service to our workforce development system and knock down bureaucratic barriers that prevent success.
We look forward to partnering with the Shapiro Administration as they work toward their goals of building the strongest workforce in the nation.”
The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA) serves as the voice of the Pennsylvania workforce development system and a clearinghouse for workforce development information statewide. Known for Pennsylvania’s premier annual workforce development gathering every spring, we provide development and capacity building opportunities to workforce development professionals, local workforce development boards (WDBs), and other stakeholders while continuing proactive advocacy efforts on behalf of Pennsylvania’s workforce development system. Learn more by visiting https://www.pawork.org