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 (BFLA) 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!

Youth Re-Entry Program

The Youth Re-Entry Program (YRP) is funded by the Youth Reentry Cooperative Network (YRCN). The YRCN is a collaborative project between the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board (SCWDB) and the WFWDB. The YRP aims to enhance re-entry strategies for young adults ages 18 to 24 who have been involved in the juvenile justice system. Comprehensive case management and supportive services are delivered in tandem with mentoring support including facilitating access to vocational training, education, post-secondary information, soft-skills training, and transitional employment to increase job skills and readiness. In the event that the returning youth does not have a high school diploma, youth will be worked back into the school system or connected to a local GED/remediation program.

A primary goal of YRP is to help participants gain unsubsidized, career-track employment that affords self-sustaining income. The gains of YRP participants will result in long-term community benefits of higher employment, lower recidivism, and increased public safety.

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

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

WFWIB is an equal opportunity employer/program.

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