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Conference and Training Materials

This webpage has been created as a resource to provide conference and training materials for recent training events. Materials will be provided as they become available.

2017 Youth Day Materials

Youth Day Agenda
Youth Day Presenters’ Contact Information

Washington Update NYEC PAWDA slides
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
PA Department of Human Services

2017 PWDA Annual Conference Workshop Materials

Apprenticeship Mentoring Essential for Success
Fiscal Topics
Leaders Wanted – MU CPM Program
Leaders Wanted – MU Leadership
CPM application
Performance Overview
Tell Your Workforce Story with Friendly, Understandable, Visual, and Usable Data
RSAB Presentation
Brown Shop-Rite Workforce Program
An Employer’s Brief on Fair Chance Hiring
ISY Overview
PA CareerLink Academy Outline for Schools
Working Together Inside and Outside the Walls

2016 PWDA WDB Symposium Materials

Integrating Youth Services with Job Corps
Understanding WIOA Performance Measures
Accessing Labor Market Information
Next Generation Sector Strategies
Grant Writing Dos and Don’ts
WIOA Final Rules – What You Need to Know
Employer Engagement: Being Strategic
Lehigh Valley Apprenticeship Creation Guide
Five Components of a Registered Apprenticeship

2016 PA Department of Labor & Industry Training

I. The Role of the Local Board and Local Elected Officials
II. Super Circular: Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
III. Monitoring and Audit
IV. Internal Controls Source Documentation Payroll and Time Charges
V. Cost Principles Cost Allocation Direct and Indirect Costs
VI. Allowable and Unallowable Costs

2016 Conference Workshop Materials

U.S. Department of Labor Fiscal Sessions
Federal Grant Management Basics: Back to Grant Basics
Federal Grant Management Basics Allocation of Costs
Federal Grant Management Basics: How to Get Into Financial Trouble with Your Grant
Federal Grant Management Basics: Monitoring
Making the Connection – Linking ETA Discretionary Investments in Pennsylvania with the American Job Center System
Unemployment Insurance and Workforce Development Connectivity

All other sessions

Adult Education and Employment An Integrated Model

Aligning the Dots: Connecting Job Seekers with Jobs They Really Want

Bridging the Gap: Making Education Fit Employers Needs

Building a Dynamic Workforce Partnership: The Brenner Project

Changing Labor Market Information Tools for WIOA

Developing and Implementing Pre and Post-Release Re-Entry Programming

Helping Job Seekers Think Like Business Owners

Herdsmen to Loggers to Batchmakers: Career Pathways in Agriculture & Food Industries

Improving Youth Numeracy, Literacy and GED Attainment

Industry Partnerships: Gearing Up for a New Year (L&I Session)

Integrated Education and Training as a Career Pathways Strategy

North Central PA – Our Youth Our Future

Passport to Success Workforce Development for Immigrants and Refugees

Preparing for the Silver Tsunami: Serving Older Workers at PA CareerLinks

Promoting Apprenticeships as a Key Workforce Strategy

Tactics to Engage Employers and Staff Around Criminally Involved Clients

Tools of the Manufacturer Hiring to Increase Productivity and Profitability

Washington Update: Where is Workforce Policy and Funding Headed?

Welcome to ServiceTown Lehigh Valley

WIOA Innovation through PA’s Job Driven National Emergency Grant

Work-Based Learning: Back to the Future

Working with Employers to Enhance Career Pathways Strategies

Youth Employment: An Employer and Youth Guide

Youth Work-Based Learning: It Will Help Your Business

2016 Annual Conference Speakers Bureau

Nuts and Bolts of Adult Career Pathways Webinar

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) established career pathways as an integral piece of the workforce development strategy. A career pathway is a combination of education, training, and social services that align with the skill needs of industries to enable low-income, low-skilled adults to achieve post-secondary credentials and higher paying employment.  Through a partnership with community colleges, primary and secondary schools, workforce and economic development agencies, employers, labor groups and social service providers, career pathways enable individuals to develop academic and employability skills that help them place into high opportunity jobs.

Career pathway programs include adult basic education such as literacy, numeracy, high school equivalency instruction. Participants may enter a pathway at any of these levels as well as at the post-secondary level. Each step on a career pathway is designed to prepare students to progress to the next level of employment or education. For adults, career pathways may also be a web or link between differing jobs. They may develop a set of skills at the beginning of one job family and find that those skills are also applicable in another sector. This allows individuals to enter a new career pathway without starting over.

Career Pathways Resources


Youth Day: Making the Dream Work!

On Wednesday, March 30, PWDA held a Youth Day event at Central Penn College in Summerdale. The session kicked off with a welcome and Q&A by Secretary Kathy Manderino followed by best practices presentations from Three Rivers, Lehigh Valley and the Central Region WDA. David DeNotaris, executive director of the PA Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation reviewed how OVR is playing a role in WIOA implementation through a Pre-Employment Transition (PETS) program for students and other initiatives. After lunch, Brandy Burnham, director of the Bureau of Workforce Development Administration, and Tracey Turner, Youth Programs Coordinator, spoke specifically to the PA Department of Labor and Industry’s youth initiatives and ongoing work to implement WIOA in Pennsylvania. The day wrapped up with a brainstorming session in which local board staff from Philadelphia, North Central, and South Central shared feedback from their local youth as well as some innovative initiatives they are implementing to respond.

Youth Day Handouts and Presentations


PA Workforce Development Association