Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

Manufacturing Industry Partnership

More than
Industry Representatives
At least
Different Areas of MFG Represented
Different MFG Organizations

Partnerships Activities

Guest Speaker Events

The WF Manufacturing Industry Partnership hosts guest speakers from local educational institutions, community organizations, executive leadership, and even partners themselves to create engaging convenings. 

Open Discussions 

Without open, honest discussion about the manufacturing industry’s critical issues, solutions are not possible. This is why the WF Manufacturing Industry Partnership incorporates open discussions at each convening. 

Relevant Workshops

The WF Manufacturing Industry Partnership provides workshop opportunities related to professional development, leadership, DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility), and more to meet the needs of its employer partners. 

Information Sharing

Convening partners from various sectors of the community including workforce development, economic development, education, and more ensures WF Manufacturing Industry Partnership partners are aware of the resources and opportunities available to them.

Cross-sector Networking

Each convening welcomes representatives from education, economic development, local government, workforce development, and community service to allow cross-sector networking.

Low-cost Training Options for Employers & Job Seekers

Options for those looking to upskill and are already in the manufacturing industry:
  • Incumbent Worker Training: Helps employers upgrade the skills of their current workforce to support new technology, operations, retooling, service lines, products, and more.
  • Customized Training: Meets the needs of employers by letting them have control over who will provide training to their current workforce, the curriculum that is used, and which employees will receive training.
Options for those looking to the manufacturing industry or grow their workforce:
  • On-the-Job Training: Helps employers train workers in specific skills they need for full performance on the job by offering reimbursements for a portion of OJT participants’ wages.
  • Individual Training Accounts: Connects job seekers to training in wide variety of state-approved training providers while also offering career guidance, tuition assistance, connections with local employers, aligned education, and job placement assistance

Supporting the Future Workforce

The WF Manufacturing Industry Partnership may be able to support your organization in offering manufacturing-related career readiness and career awareness to youth and young adults. See below for examples of activities the WF Manufacturing Industry Partnership may be able to support:

Career readiness & exploration camps
Work experiences
Field trips

Signing Days
Career & job fairs
Job shadowing
Facility tours

Those interested in funding to support the Future Workforce should reach out to WFWIB Industry Partnership Specialist Vicki Meier to request a Request for Funds Form.

Meet Our Partners & Explore Their Career Opportunities!

Roechling Industrial

General Carbide Corporation

DMI Companies

Intervala, LLC

Hamill Manufacturing Company

Heartland Fabrication

New Century Careers

Stellar Precision Components

Click here to visit the WFWIB’s Instagram to see pictures from previous events!

Questions, Concerns, Comments, or Suggestions? Send them to WFWIB Industry Partnership Specialist Vicki Meier at VMeier@westfaywib.org!

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

145 Pavilion Lane,
Youngwood, PA 15697
724.755.2145 | TTY: 724.925.3243

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For federal funding information, visit westfaywib.org/resources/.