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TruFoodMfg receives PA Workforce Development Association Award at June 13, 2017 WDB meeting

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Bill Thompson, Executive Director for the West-Fay WDB introduced Dan Stephenson, HR Director for TruFoodMfg.  TruFoodMfg was nominated by the Westmoreland-Fayette WDB  and was selected by the PA Workforce Development Association and the PA Department of L&I to receive the Governor’s Employer Award.  TruFoodMfg is a contract manufacturer of food products located in the RIDC Park east of Pittsburgh. TruFoodMfg recently placed four job candidates via its partnership with the PA CareerLink® Alle-Kiski and the OJT/VVI programs.  Each of these individuals earn more than $20 per hour, plus benefits.   TruFoodMfg actively participates in the OJT program at the Alle-Kiski CareerLink®, working closely with Rick O’Domes, PA CareerLink® Administrator and Jill Dickun, CareerLink® Account Representative.  

PICTURED ABOVE: Rick O’Domes - PA CareerLink Alle-Kiski Site Administrator, Dan Stephenson – HR Director of TruFoodMfg, Jill Dickun – PA CareerLink Alle-Kiski Account Representative, and Brian Edmiston – Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Westmoreland Fayette WDB

Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center and the Smail Auto Group

Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center and the Smail Auto Group received the Pennsylvania Education Workforce Leadership Award at a ceremony on May 10-12, 2017, held at Hershey Lodge.  Smail Auto Group and Central Westmoreland CTC has built a mutually beneficial industry partnership for the last 13 years,  embracing  the AYES School-To-Work Initiative Act as a career path for successful automotive careers.  Over 50% of former AYES interns (11 0f 21 interns) are still employed with Smail Auto Group. CONGRATULATIONS to both Westmoreland-Fayette Award Recipients.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Out-of-School (OSY) Youth Services Proposals

The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board is soliciting proposals from qualified organizations that will design innovative programming and comprehensive services that will result in young adults achieving academic, technical skills and employment success.  These funds will serve out-of-school youth/young adults (OSY) ages 16-24 years of age in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties.  The funding period for the innovative programs will be from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, based on performance and future funding availability, and with an option to extend for up to one year .

The Request for Proposals can viewed and downloaded at www.westfaywib.org on the Other Resources tab.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Equal Opportunity Program.

Revised RFP for Title 1 Career Services and/or One Stop Operator

The deadline for submitting proposals under this RFP has been extended to April 24, 2017.

2017 Experience Works Youth Application

The 2017 Experience Works Youth Application is available under the "Other Resource" Tab.

RFP for One-Stop Operator and/or Title 1 Career Services

One-Stop Operator and/or the Title 1 Career Services

The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board is requesting proposals from qualified organizations for the One-Stop Operator and/or Title1 Career Service Provider under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  The RFP and budget forms can be viewed and downloaded at www.westfaywib.org on the Other Resource Tab.

Auxiliary Aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer Program

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

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

PY16 Local Transition Plan under WIOA

The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board releases their Local Transitional Workforce Plan under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The Plan outlines the vision and goals of the workforce development system in the region.  The plan can be viewed on the "Other Resources" tab.

L&I awarded $2 million for reemployment assistance program.

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry announced today that the department was awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) National Dislocated Worker Grant. The grant will go towards reemployment assistance for about 1,100 workers impacted by layoffs attributed to the downturn of the coal industry in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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