PWDA Councils and Technical Workgroups

PWDA Councils and Technical Workgroups offer local workforce development boards and various workforce professionals a "community of practice" in which to discuss the field's most prominent issues, develop solutions, share information, and learn from each other. These workgroups ultimately use their discussion and learning to make recommendations and advise the PWDA Board of Directors in its efforts to improve the operations and services of Pennsylvania's workforce development system, and to assist in meeting the goals of the association.  

Planning & Oversight Council

The Planning & Oversight Council is comprised of Local Workforce Development Board executive directors to address regional and local policy & planning priorities, performance and vision for serving customers. 

Technical Workgroups:
    • Quality Assurance
    • Fiscal 

Operations Council 

The Operations Council is comprised of senior staff responsible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program operations. Members include representatives from LWDBs, PA CareerLink(R) management staff and partners, non-profit or third-party program providers, and others involved in WIOA and related programs. 

Technical Workgroups:
    • Youth 
    • Human Services  

Opportunities Council 

Open to PWDA members and other stakeholders, the Opportunities Council operates on as-needed basis to undertake special initiatives related to common policy priorities and special initiatives of the local workforce development system and other stakeholders. 

Ad-hoc Committee:
    • Education Committee
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