Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

Initiatives

Business Education Partnership

The Board has been a leader in the Westmoreland-Fayette area to implement partnerships where businesses collaborate with local school districts to educate the future workforce on career and college pathways.

www.Fayettebep.org
www.careerhubconnect.com
www.botsiqpa.com

Teacher in the workplace program

Pathway Learning Community: Teacher in the Workplace Program – Westmoreland County

Pathway Learning Community – Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program looks to create a Pathway Learning Community that consists of public-school teachers, CTC instructors, post-secondary educators, and local business leaders working collaboratively to develop career readiness learning, work experiences and class room instruction for students in the K-12 system. The TIW program is a hands-on opportunity for educators to spend time at local Manufacturing, Business/IT, and Healthcare businesses.

Future Fayette Workforce: Teacher in the Workplace Program – Fayette County

Future Fayette Workforce – Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program is a hands-on opportunity for educators to spend time at local businesses. This program looks to create a system for education professionals to have opportunities to experience and interact with local business and industry leaders that leads to developing career readiness learning, experience and classroom instruction for students in the K-12 system.

SWPA Botsiq
SWPA BotsIW is an educational robotics competition for high school age students that provides them with a unique, hands-on experience allowing them to discover possibilities of a career in the manufacturing sector and other STEM fields. Its mission is to provide exciting, hand-on STEM learning experience through business/education partnerships that will build the current and future workforce needed by the manufacturing industry.
Business Fundamentals & Leadership Academy

The Business Fundamentals & Leadership Academy is a program in partnership with Penn State New Kensington designed to provide Northern Westmoreland CTC students with an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills. Additionally, students will be exploring post-secondary options and will be growing highly desirable soft skills. The Business Fundamentals & Leadership Academy is a program to assist Northern Westmoreland CTC students in becoming and remaining some of the most desirable talent for Westmoreland Workforce. 

This program was orgininally scheduled to take place June 2020. As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the program has been rescheduled for the fall of the 2020-2021 school year. 

Apprenticeship

Coming soon!

Opioid grant

Coming soon!

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

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