Powered by PWDA, [email protected] inspires leaders to connect through a series of conversations, to collaborate, to strategize, to build capacity, and to identify innovative solutions that lifts up Pennsylvania workers, employers, and communities.  

Our services are tailored to meet the professional development and capacity building for workforce development organizations, individual professionals, and to link PWDA members with the knowledge, skills, resources, and partners you need to successfully serve customers. PWDA provides multiple pathways to do this, including: 


Learning Labs

Learning labs are tailored to serve the capacity-building, development,  and best practice needs of workforce development professionals, program operators, and industry professionals across Pennsylvania.   

Workforce and Career Development Certification Training®

2022 Cohort going on now in partnership with TAD Grants !! 


 Learning and Technical Assistance Series

Webinars on the intersection of workforce development and the policy ecosystem impacting Pennsylvanian's, our communities, systems and more! 

Technical Assistance Series 

One-hour discussions on  technical issue areas impacting workforce development professionals. The Technical Assistance series is free to PWDA members; Non-member participation is at the discretion of PWDA, fees may apply. 

Learning Series 

Broad range discussion on key policy areas and top of mind issues; tapping into subject matter experts that place context to workforce development and parallel systems or issues. Learning series will feature a panel of experts, discussing current trends, policy priorities, and innovative practices that attendees can incorporate into their local strategy and network.  Attendees will be able to engage in questions and answers with the panelists. Fees may apply. 

Here from Human Services and Refugee Professionals to better connect Pennsylvania refugees (and their families) to work! 

  •  Learn About: Refugee resettlement
  • Identify: State Program Partners
  • Get Informed: Afghan and Ukrainian arrivals and the Cuban/Haitian uptick
  • Improve: Employment & Training services to Refugees
  • Align: Supportive Services
  • Understand: Language Access & Needs 

PWDA Members - Free/Non-Members - $35


Member Forums

Intended to bring together workforce development and partner staff from across the Commonwealth, sharing similar roles and responsibilities, for open dialogue and peer networking. 

Forums are scheduled for PWDA members that work in a variety of functional areas including: 

  • Local Workforce Development Board Executives
  • Youth Services 
  • Human Services Employment & Training 
  • Fiscal & Quality Assurance 
  • Workforce Providers 

Refer to the PWDA Events Calendar for more information and sign-up! 

New Staff Forum Sign Up


Annual Conference
Acclaimed for its informative and engaging speakers across more than 60 workshops and keynotes, this yearly event supports staff at all levels from front-line to executive decision-makers, as well as planners, policy-makers, and administrators. The multi-day Conference offers opportunities to promote and learn promising practices, understand current and anticipated trends, hear about new service designs and tools, network with other professionals and more! 

Check out all of the Annual Conference Award videos now! 

Save the date for May 2-5, 2023!



The Symposium
Supporting discussions around Policy, Peers, and Practice, the Symposium brings professionals from across workforce development, education, training to discuss, network, and learn about topics impacting Workforce Development and offers attendees the ability to influence their strategies, program designs, and capacity building needs. 


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