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  • WATCH: Pennsylvania Workforce Development Leaders Meet in State College

    Last week, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association welcomed members, stakeholders and partners to its 2023 Workforce Symposium.  Attendees networked, learned, and exchanged ideas on topics that impact workforce development.  The symposium also offered an opportunity for attendees to talk with their colleagues about their strategies, share knowledge, discuss program designs, and learn more about how…

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  • Job Opportunity: Training & Events Coordinator

    PWDA is seeking an experienced Training and Events Coordinator to oversee and execute high-quality, customer-centered training, events, and related services.

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  • Job Opportunity: Administrative Coordinator

    PWDA is seeking an Administrative Coordinator responsible for a wide variety of administration functions to ensure the smooth running of a high-paced, customer-focused environment.

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  • September is Workforce Development Month in Pennsylvania

    We recognize every September as workforce development month nationally and in Pennsylvania. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge workforce professionals who help job seekers, workers, and employers who serve Pennsylvania ever day as we recognize national workforce development month. This month, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association will  highlight our members’ success over the last year.  We…

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  • PWDA Applauds New Workforce Development Program, Funding

    Yesterday, Governor Josh Shapiro announced the development of a new workforce training program and a corresponding executive order to coordinate federal funding for Pennsylvania companies, contractors, and unions to train workers to fill critical jobs in Pennsylvania. The administration will use funding from the IIJA and IRA to fund the $400 workforce development and on-the-job…

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  • #FreetheData Bill Builds Momentum in the Pennsylvania Legislature 

    Legislation Introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate  House Cosponsor Memo Drops   #FreetheData Campaign Urges Legislature to Make Workforce Data Available Without a 24-Month Delay Harrisburg, PA: Bipartisan momentum is building in the Pennsylvania legislature to #FreetheData and end the 24-month data lag for workforce development organizations and employers. Last week, Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) introduced legislation…

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  • Building a Strong Rural Workforce in Pennsylvania

    Last week, Carrie Amann, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA), testified before the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, focusing on workforce development strategies for rural areas in the state. Amann highlighted the critical role of the local workforce development boards (LWDBs) in bringing together education, business, and the workforce to address the…

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  • PWDA Names Montgomery County Workforce Development Leader the Workforce Phoenix Award Winner 

    Annual Award is Presented a Local Innovative, Workforce Development Leader Hershey, PA – Today, during the 39th annual Pennsylvania Workforce Development Conference, the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association named Jennifer Butler, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Workforce Development Board (MontcoWorks), as the recipient of the prestigious Workforce Phoenix Award for her exemplary leadership and contributions to…

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