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Upcoming Events

September 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

September 14, 2015

1:00 PM Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room, WCCC, Youngwood

November 2015 Executive Committee Meeting

November 9, 2015

11:00 AM Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room, WCCC, Youngwood

December 2015 Board of Directors Meeting

December 14, 2015

1:00 PM Private Industry Council Building, Conference Room, Lemont Furnace

February 2016 Executive Committee Meeting

February 8, 2016

11:00 AM Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room, WCCC, Youngwood

March 2016 Board of Directors Meeting

March 14, 2016

1:00 PM Westmoreland CareerLink Conference Room, WCCC, Youngwood

 
 

WIB Board partners with school districts, Economic Development and WCCC to initiate school education partnerships.

The Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development held on November 13, 2014, brought together business leaders and school officials from 15 Westmoreland County school districts, three career and technical centers, and one institution of higher education.  The purpose of the Forum was to connect education, workforce quality and economic development to better prepare students for the future.  It was held at the Westmoreland County Community College's new Advanced Technology Center, and a second Forum is being planned for the spring.  The Forum is chaired by Dr. William Kerr, superintendent of the Norwin School District.

To view the complete article, please go to the News and Events tab, Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development.

Westmoreland-Fayette WIB Newsletter July/August 2014

Find out What's Happening at the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board!  Check out our July 2014 Newsletter

Westmoreland-Fayette WIB July 2014 Newsletter

Westmoreland-Fayette WIB is the receipient of the DOL YouthBuild Grant.

For more information, please go to Other Resource Tab, YouthBuild Presentation.

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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