Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board
Connecting Workforce and Employers in Westmoreland & Fayette Counties
WHAT WE DO
New Leadership in Workforce Development:
The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board is excited to announce its new Executive Director: Janet Ward! Janet will succeed Bill Thompson, who is retiring after 20 successful years of leading workforce development in Westmoreland and Fayette counties.
Read more about this transition in our Press Release here.
Our Workforce Development Board also works to affect change to invest federal and state funding channeled to the areas of greatest need.
We convene all public and private stakeholders to coordinate workforce development activities with economic development strategies.
Bridging the workforce gap in our counties
Westmoreland and Fayette Counties have so much to offer for businesses and employees alike. Lower taxes, cost of living and housing are some benefits. Our beautiful scenery and close proximity to Pittsburgh’s sports teams, museums, and cultural activities can’t be beat!
Photograph by Betty Moore of Farmington, PA
Learn About the Westmoreland-Fayette WIB
Who does the Wib Serve?
The WIB serves Westmoreland and Fayette County residents who are active members of the local labor force.
The WIB serves local employers looking to hire and retrain for their workforce.
what funding resources does the Westmoreland Fayette Wib Utilize?
The board utilizes several state and federal resources:
a.) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA):
Adult , Dislocated Worker, and Youth.
b.) Temporary Assistance for needy Families (TANF)
c.) Discretionary funds from PA Dept of Labor & Industry
d.) Discretionary funds from U.S. Dept of Labor
Do you offer internship assistance?
As part of our goal to prepare the future workforce, the Board has offered internship opportunities to local businesses and students. Our local project, Experience Works! Plus, is open to post-secondary students. Program availability is dependent on funding from the Commonwealth of PA.
How can I partner with the Westmoreland Fayette Wib?
The Board is seeking partnerships with local businesses to identify workforce development gaps and identify solutions.
What data is available about Westmoreland and Fayette Workforce?
The Board uses data that is available from the following services:
a.) PA Dept. of L&I, Center for Workforce Information and Analysis
b.) Bureau of Labor Statistics
c.) U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Dept. of Census
d.) Westmoreland County Planning Department
e.) Fayette County Planning Department
f.) Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
How can I set up a training for Students?
The Board, on an annual basis, solicits training for eligible individuals. The Board utilizes Request for Proposals (RFP) or individual Training Accounts (ITA). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697