Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

Employers

PA CareerLink® Westmoreland County at Youngwood

151 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697
Phone number: (724) 755-2330
TTY number: (724) 925-3243
More information here.

PA CareerLink® Fayette County

119 Commonwealth Drive
Lemont, Furnace, PA 15456
Phone number: (724) 434-5627
TTY number: (724) 434-5761
More information here.

PA CareerLink® Alle-Kiski

1150 Fifth Avenue, Ste 200
New Kensington, PA 15068
Phone number: (724) 334-8600
TTY number: (724) 334-8713
More information here.

Training Funds

On The Job Training (OJT)

OJT helps employers hire and train skilled workers! Employers can train workers in skills needed for full performance on the job and are eligible for reimbursement of 50% of a trainee’s wages. Employers benefit from efficient recruiting, targeted training, and assistance with training expenses.

Contact: nfalcone@westfaywib.org

Customized Training

Customized training is designed to meet the unique training needs of an employer or group of employers! Employers decide who will provide training, the curriculum used, and which workers will be trained. Employers benefit by retaining their workforce, and workers benefit from a new skillset.

Contact: nfalcone@westfaywib.org

Incumbent Worker Training (IWT)

IWT provides funding to employers to upgrade the skills of employers’ existing workforce. Such training is meant to assist with expansion, new technology, retooling, new services/product lines, and/or new organizational structuring, or to be used as part of a layoff aversion strategy.

Contact: nfalcone@westfaywib.org

“The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board continues to offer great programs, and I’m always learning something new. It’s been an asset to our business.”

– Jennifer Ambrose | Office Manager | Liberty Closets System, Inc.

Industry Partnerships

(Next Gen IP)

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The Next Gen IP is a business-led, industry-driven, and community-supported approach to help industries thrive and create jobs, while also creating opportunities for workers, students, and the broader community. Business drives the agenda and public and community partners support solutions. This inclusive approach results in dynamic partnerships inviting diverse perspectives on how to meet community needs.

The WFWIB, in collaboration with the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette Inc., received funding to support the Westmoreland-Fayette Logistics and Transportation Industry Partnership. This partnership focuses on addressing the needs of the regional transportation industry sector, specifically the need for a stronger infrastructure within the region and additional Commercial Drive licensed employees. The goal of the convening activities include expanding the regional Transportation Industry residing within Westmoreland and Fayette Counties, ensuring that regular partnership activities are taking place, and discussing the needs for competitiveness. Additional priorities of this partnership include the need for incumbent worker skill development and business access to capital to assist with business expansion and growth.

Business-Education Partnership

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The Westmoreland-Fayette Business-Education Partnership (WF-BEP) is the vehicle that connects businesses and education institutions. These connections are meant to align educational resources that will respond to economic and community opportunities. The WF-BEP is a regional leadership comprised of school districts, career and technical centers (CTCs), post-secondary institutions, local businesses, and workforce and economic development organizations that collaborate to align education with workforce development needs.

The WF-BEP provides opportunities for school districts to collaborate with local businesses to educate students and parents/guardians on the high priority occupations (HPOs) and career pathways in the Westmoreland-Fayette workforce area.

WF-BEP Partners:

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.