Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board



Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board, as fiscal agent for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds, periodically releases grants to assist employers and organizations to meet the workforce developments needs of the local area.

The following RFPs are available:

Youth Re-Entry Program for Young Adults – click here (RFP updated 11/25/2020)

One-Stop Operator and/or Title I Career Services Provider – click here (RFP updated 10/22/2020)

The WFWDB is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to identify an organization to be the One-Stop Operator and/or the Title I Career Service Provider in the Westmoreland-Fayette WDA. This area includes three PA CareerLink® centers (American Job Centers). These PA CareerLink® centers must provide One-Stop Operator Services and/or Title I Career Services Provider in accordance with WIOA. The period of performance will include a base contract year that begins on July 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2025, renewed annually at the discretion of the WFWDB.

All interested parties are highly encouraged to review this RFP carefully to gain a clear understanding of the WFWDB’s expectations regarding the role of the One-Stop Operator and/or the Title I Career Services Provider in Westmoreland and Fayette Counties.

Procurement Timeline:

  • Release RFP                                                       October 1, 2020
  • Questions for Bidder’s Conference              October 15, 2020 at 12 p.m. EST
  • Bidder’s Conference                                        October 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. EST
  • Proposals Due                                                   December 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. EST
  • Expected Date for Notification of Award     March 19, 2021
  • Start Date for Contract                                    July 1, 2021

Additional files:

Prevous RFPs:

Single Audit Proposal

Single Audit Proposal- Modificaiton

Operator/ Title 1 RFP 2017 

Recovery Friendly Workplace 2018

Youth Employment & Training 2019


Each WIOA fiscal agent is responsible for implementing formal bidding procedures.

The following bids are available:

We do not currently have any bids available at this time. Please check back soon!

REquest for quotes (RFQ)

The Board asks entities to submit quotes on services or supplies.

The following RFQs are available:

We do not currently have any RFQs available at this time. Please check back soon!

Youth Resources

Current Youth Programs funded by the Westmoreland- Fayette Workforce Investment Board

In-School Youth

– Connellsville Area CTC: S.A.F.E.T.Y. Academy – Fayette County
A 20-hour paid work experience designed to provide qualified students with supportive services and career readiness activities that include: career counseling, a one-credit college transition course offered by Westmoreland County Community College, OSHA-10 certification, financial literacy, adult mentorship, and entrepreneurial training.

– Fayette CTI: Healthcare Apprenticeship – Fayette County
A three-year program taking high school students through job shadowing, work-based learning experiences, nurse aide certification, LPN Program courses, and an apprenticeship pathway that will develop into full employment.

– BotsIQ: Close the Loop – Westmoreland & Fayette County
A program disguised as a robotics competition that provides valuable career services such as work experience, job shadowing, mentorship, pre-apprenticeship, and training for in-demand careers in the manufacturing industry so that young adults can build their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

– PIC: Drone Education Program – Westmoreland & Fayette County
An 85-hour program for youth interested in art, video editing, business/marketing, and entrepreneurial/STEM studies to develop their skills and knowledge for post-secondary education and/or employment after high school graduation.

Out-of-School Youth

– FCCAA: Nurse Aide Training Program – Fayette County
A program designed to provide young adults with a CNA Certification through nursing courses, clinical experience, job readiness, and case management support.

– PIC: Transportation Partnership Youth Program – Westmoreland & Fayette County
A program for parenting individuals with an interest in obtaining a CDL license and are currently under-employers or unemployed to provide them with the license, in addition to OSHA-10 Certification, Forklift Certification, and Customer Service and Sales Certification.

– RIHS: CareerSTEPS Works Experience Program – Westmoreland & Fayette County
An eight-week program for young adults that provides them with an employment and education focused cohort, which involves activities such as resume writing and mock interviewing, and a paid work experience cohort.

– Rescare Workforce Services: OSY Employment and Training Program – Westmoreland County
A program for young adults interested in reaching both their employment and GED goals through 20 employment venue options, job experience, soft skills, advanced training, and post-secondary institution/military assistance

Applications and Other Source Documents Pertaining to Youth

Experience Works! Works Experience Program Application
Click here for the Experience Works! Application – Submit completed applications to your local PA CareerLink®

Experience Works! PLUS Post-Secondary Internship Program
Click here for the Experience Works! PLUS Application

Click here for the Experience Works! PLUS Internship Job Description

Click here for the Experience Works! PLUS COVID-19 Update

Labor Market Information

One of the hallmarks of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is making decisions based on customer need and data.

The Board utilizes the following data sources for federal, state and local Labor Market Information.


High Priority Occupations

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in partnership with Workforce Development Boards, targets training investments to High Priority Occupations (HPO).

HPOs are job classifications that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are likely to provide family-sustaining wages.

For more information about HPOs, click here.

For information about HPOs in Westmoreland and Fayette counties, click here.

Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board

145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697