PWDA Praises Gov. Shapiro’s Higher Education Reform Proposal 

Proposal Acknowledges the Need for Diverse Career Pathways 

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Gov. Josh Shapiro released a proposal for higher education reform in Pennsylvania focusing on workforce development. Carrie Amann, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association, released the following statement. 

“Pennsylvanians need diverse and robust career pathways – from higher education to technical certifications,” said Carrie Amann. “We are encouraged that the Shapiro Administration acknowledges the need to incentivize both degrees and credentials that will help to alleviate workforce shortages in Pennsylvania. Our workforce development system needs to work seamlessly with our institutions of higher education so that we are all responsive to the needs of job seekers, workers, and employers. The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association and its members look forward to working with the Shapiro Administration and the workforce and education stakeholders to establish a strong training and certification pipeline in Pennsylvania.”

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