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WDB Symposium

The Symposium 2019
October 9-10, 2019
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA

Brought to you by PWDA  
Bringing together Policy + Peers + Practices

Nearly 240 workforce development professionals gathered in State College last week to attend The Symposium, PWDA’s annual gathering that supports workforce development board staff and key stakeholders to discuss and share best practices, policy and network! Participants stretched the Symposium to capacity and for the first time in years the event was SOLD OUT!
The agenda included exciting concurrent sessions, workshops and plenaries over a one and a half day period. Highlights included presentations by the Skillful State Network at the Industry Partnership Roundtable, Mathematica and PhilaWorks facilitated human-centered design for LWDB staff, a business engagement showcase, digital skills lessons from Grow with Google, and a thought-provoking plenary on the Skills Gap and what Pennsylvania higher education is doing to intersect with workforce development and labor market information! Additional workshops promoted promising practices, technical assistance and left participants with action items they could undertake in their home offices.
Thank you to all who attended, and to our sponsors and exhibitors.  We look forward to continuing to bring you dynamic and thought-provoking events and development opportunities!

Presentations will be posted on our Conference and Training Materials page as they become available.


PA Workforce Development Association