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Upcoming Events

May Executive Committee Meeting

May 12, 2014

11am Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room

JUNE Board Meeting

June 9, 2014

1pm Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room

June Executive Committee Meeting

June 9, 2014

11am Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room

SEPTEMBER Board Meeting

September 8, 2014

1pm  TBA

October Executive Committee Meeting

October 13, 2014

11am Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room

 
 

WESTMORELAND-FAYETTE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD SEEKS TO ENHANCE CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTERS

The mission of the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is “A job for every worker, a worker for every job”.
 
A major initiative of the WIB is to enhance the ability of Pennsylvania Career and Technical Centers (CTCs) to identify, attract and prepare a workforce that will meet Pennsylvania’s growing demand for skilled labor.
 
Currently, the structure of CTC’s cannot support the need for skilled workers of an industrial, energy intensive economy.  Demographic trends indicate over 50% of the current workforce across all industries will be eligible to retire in less than 15 years.  Local companies in a wide variety of industries have raised awareness of a growing shortage of skilled workers.  This means:
·         Local companies can not perform at their full capability
·         Difficulty in attracting and retaining employers
·         Less ability to maintain the current infrastructure
 
The WIB has established a committee of educators and industry representatives to move the CTC initiative forward.  Two main areas have been identified and are the focus of what is believed to be necessary – 1) the funding stream for CTC is inadequate 2) the administrative structure/board of the CTC’s needs to be redefined. This is not something that will happen overnight, but rather will be a process that the WIB undertakes in a systematic way so that a satisfactory conclusion is reached which results in a better prepared workforce.
 
The Career and Technical Center Initiative Committee is chaired by Jeff Kelly, Phil Savini and Bill Yant.

Local WIA Plan PY 2012-2016

The Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board PY 2012-2016 WIA Plan has been approved by PA Department of Labor and Industry.  For a complete copy of the WIA PY 2012-2016 Plan, see "Other Resources" Tab.

 
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