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What We Do

At the federal level, PWDA …

  • Advocates for smart, effective policies to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA)
  • Works with federal policymakers to shape legislation that reinvests in a dynamic and efficient workforce system
  • Educates policymakers about the high-performing Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) in Pennsylvania and how to continue to invest in our system

At the state level,  PWDA …

  • Collaborates with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry and the Pennsylvania General Assembly to bolster industry partnerships and improve functional alignment at local PA CareerLinks®
  • Advocates for smarter performance and accountability standards that reflect excellent work at the local level
  • Partners with advocacy groups in education, youth, economic development, and vocational rehabilitation


PA Workforce Development Association