February 2023 – To support the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board (WFWIB) with various workforce development programs, the WFWIB has selected Caitlyn Slezak as its new Programs Assistant. Slezak will monitor, develop, and assist with WFWIB programming. Slezak will additionally assist in coordinating special events and projects and tracking program report data.

Slezak was introduced to the WFWIB in 2022 as a summer intern under the WFWIB’s Experience Works! PLUS Internship Program following her graduation from Westmoreland County Community College, where she earned her Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. Designed to provide post-secondary education students with a paid experience relevant to their career interests, the Experience Works! PLUS program supported Slezak in developing her professional skills and gaining relevant experience. She acted as the Youth Programs Assistant assisting Youth Services Manager Courtney Venick with youth program monitoring, reporting, and promotion.

Following her internship, Slezak received a full-time opportunity as the Administrative Assistant with Westmoreland Casemanagment and Supports, Inc. In this role, Slezak tracked employee performance standards, documented operations, and coordinated company announcements.

“As a previous WFWIB intern, I am excited for the contribution Caitlyn will provide to the WFWIB’s programs, participants, and partners,” shared WFWIB Executive Director Janet Ward. “We are thrilled to have her as a permeant part of the team.”

In her new role as the Programs Assistant, Caitlyn Slezak will assist with program reporting, monitoring, and data entry. She will additionally support WFWIB staff in program material creation and organization to streamline program onboarding and promotion. Among the many other WFWIB programs Slezak will be involved in, she will work closely with the WFWIB’s two Industry Partnerships for healthcare and manufacturing organizations.

“I love how the WFWIB has such a positive and motivating environment,” said Slezak. “I am excited to add my perspective to the organization and play a role in how the programs impact the community!”

As the Programs Assistant, Caitlyn Slezak will provide invaluable support on the many WFWIB programs implemented, developed, and provided annually. Her support and expertise will optimize program operations and enhance the delivery of workforce development services.