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Annual Conference

The PA Workforce Development Association’s Annual Employment, Training and Education Conference features informative speakers, more than 50 workshops, and opportunities to network with professionals at all levels of the workforce development system. Conference speakers and training address emerging workforce challenges as workforce professionals chart a new course for employment and job-training to keep Pennsylvania competitive in a global economy. The conference offers great value with relevant staff training and updates on a wide variety of timely and important subjects at a single, central location.


PWDA Annual Conference
Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA
May 13-15, 2020



Call for Workshop Proposals
PA Workforce Development Association (PWDA) invites you to submit proposals to present workshops at the Association’s annual conference, May 13-15, 2020 in Hershey, PA.  The conference workshops provide a solid foundation for staff training and development aligned across common themes or training tracks identified as crucial for the workforce system. Workshops feature program innovations, policy updates, staff development, and best practices sessions, which provide attendees with the tools to replicate and implement successful programs in their local workforce areas.  Six rounds of concurrent workshops will be offered over the 2 1/2-day conference, which is attended by over 800 workforce professionals.

Complete the Request for Workshop Proposal Form and submit no later than December 16, 2019.  Please feel free to contact the PWDA staff by email if you have any questions.

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