Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board

CONNECTING WORKFORCE AND EMPLOYERS IN WESTMORELAND & FAYETTE COUNTIES

Workforce Initiatives

WHAT WE DO

Public Notice: The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Development Board will be holding a public, full board meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m. EST via Zoom. To access the meeting details and link, please visit our Calendar event on a new tab here. The meeting’s agenda can be opened here as a PDF or downloaded here as a RTF. To view the statement of financial position report that will be discussed during the meeting, please open it here as a PDF or download it here as a RTF.

OUR PURPOSE:

Career Development

Respond to the needs of the community by building and enhancing  career development and workforce training system.

Funding Guidance

Work to affect regional change by channeling federal, state, and local funding to the areas of greatest need.

Connection

Convene all public and private stakeholders to coordinate workforce development activities with economic development strategies.

Bridging the workforce gap in our counties

The Westmorland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board (WFWIB) is a business, education, and community Board that is empowered to lead workforce development activities in the Westmoreland-Fayette area.

Photograph by Betty Moore of Farmington, PA

Learn About the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the WFWIB Serve?

The WFWIB serves Westmoreland and Fayette County residents who are active members of the local labor force and local employers looking to train, hire, and retain their workforce.

what funding resources does the WFWIB Utilize?

The WFWIB utilizes several state and federal resources:

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Discretionary funds from the PA Dept. of Labor & Industry
  • Discretionary funds from the U.S. Dept. of Labor
Does the WFWIB offer internship assistance?

As part of the WFWIB’s goal to prepare the future workforce, the WFWIB has offered internship and work experience  opportunities to local businesses and students in the past and hopes to do so in the future.

The WFWIB’s Experience Works! PLUS for post-secondary education students and Experience Works! for in- and out-of-school youth is dependent on funding.

Check our Job Seekers page under Youth on program availability!

How can I partner with the WFWIB?

The WFWIB is always seeking to establish new partnerships with local businesses and organizations to identify workforce development gaps, solutions, and opportunities.

Contact Janet Ward at jward@westfaywib.org for more information.

What data is available about Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce?

The WFWIB uses data that is available from the following services:

  • PA Dept. of Labor & Industry – Center for Workforce Information and Analysis (CWIA)
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • U.S. Dept. of Commerce
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Westmoreland County Planning Department
  • Fayette County Planning Department
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
How can the WFWIB set up a training for students?

The WFWIB, on an annual basis, solicits training for eligible individuals. The WFWIB utilizes Request for Proposals (RFP) or individual Training Accounts (ITA).

Contact Janet Ward at jward@westfaywib.org for more information.

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

145 Pavilion Lane,
Youngwood, PA 15697
724.755.2145
jward@westfaywib.org

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board is an equal opportunity employer/program.

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