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					Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

History of Job Training and Related Legislation

     1917        Smith-Hughes Act for Vocational Education

     1933        Federal Emergency Relief Act/Wagner Peyser

     1934        Social Security Act – Unemployment Insurance

     1954        Targeted Jobs Tax Credit (TJTC)

     1962        Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA)

     1965        Older American Act – Title V

     1973        Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)

     1977        Food Stamp Act

     1982        Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)

     1983        Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act

     1988        Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

     1988        Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment
                 Assistance Act (EDWAA – replaced Title III of JTPA)

     1998        Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
In August of 1998, Congress passed the Workforce
Investment Act. This act replaced the Job Training
Partnership Act.

The purpose of the Workforce Investment Act, is to "provide
workforce investment activities, through statewide and local
workforce investment systems, that increase the
employment, retention, and earnings of participants, and
increase occupational skill attainment by participants, and, as
a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce welfare
dependency, and enhance the productivity and
competitiveness of the Nation."
 TCWIB is a local workforce investment board
  established under the Workforce Investment Act
  of 1998.
 TCWIB is a 501c3 not-for-profit charged with the
  oversight of WIA and other funding and
  programs as identified in the Act and by the
 TCWIB is required to file a local plan usually
  lasting from one to five years in length.
 The plan is approved by TCWIB, the local
  County Commissioners, and the
                   WIB Composition
The Workforce Investment Act requires:

• A majority of private sector members
• A minimum of two representatives of organized labor
• A minimum of two representatives of local educational
• A minimum of two representatives of economic
  development agencies
• A minimum of two representatives of community-based
• One Stop Partner Representation
Appointments are made by the Local Elected Officials, who work in concert with
local chambers of commerce and other agencies following a prescribed
nomination process. As the WIB represents three counties, the board strives for
balance and equity in its membership.
 A local plan is required by the Workforce Investment Act
  and the implementing regulations are set by the federal
  Employment and Training Administration - ETA.
 The current plan will expire on June 30, 2010 unless
  extended by ETA and the Commonwealth.
 WIA is in the process of reauthorization. Upon
  reauthorization an updated plan will be needed.
 The plan contains both operational and strategic
 The plan contains ARRA (stimulus funding)
 The plan is a living document and can be revised when
   warranted or at times of renewals or extensions.
 A copy of the plan can be found at:
   Plan Development
   Vision and Priorities
   Governance
   Economic and Labor Market Analysis
   Planning and Evaluation
   Service Delivery
   Administration
   Performance
   Required Attachments
 Operations: The Board, County Commissioners,
  Commonwealth, and other stakeholders
 Strategies: Add industry partnerships, economic
  development, chambers of commerce, PA
  CareerLinks and other interested parties
 Plan contents were put online and made
  available by request for public comment
 New this year is first public meeting devoted to
  workforce strategy and services in the region
 Support local workforce and economic development
  activities – PA CareerLink staff and financial support,
  Title I assessment, counseling, soft skill development,
  and skill training for local businesses
 Leverage Funds – Industry Partnerships and education
 Provide coordination of local Industry Partnerships
 Participate in regional and statewide partnerships
 Engage local and regional stakeholders to identify
  workforce challenges and develop strategies and
  solutions to address those challenges
 Advance the comprehensive and integrated
  workforce system utilizing industry
 Align TCWIB’s Integrated Workforce System
  with economic development and select PA
  CareerLink focuses
 Drive TCWIB workforce development strategies
  through industry trend analysis and economic
 Organization, Administration and Oversight
 TCEB – Three county local officials working
  collaboratively – governing body
 TCWIB – Three county, 37 member board of directors
  (501c3) – administrative entity and fiscal agent
 One-Stop Operator – PA CareerLink oversight
 Career TRACK - WIA Title I provider
 Youth Council – Integrating WIA/ARRA and other locally
  available youth services through a competitive process
   TCWIB Membership
   TCWIB Youth Council Membership
   TCWIB Standing and Ad Hoc Committees
   TCWIB Joint Personnel Committee
   Career TRACK Membership
   Based on employment figures, the largest industries for the Tri-
   County area are Health Care, Educational, and Social Services,
   Other Services (Government), Manufacturing and Retail Trade.
   When reviewing figures for the largest average wages by industry,
   manufacturing, education, health care, and information technology
   have the largest salaries. Industries that have high location quotients
   in the area include manufacturing, health care, energy, education,
   and building and construction.

Data source: Center for Workforce Information and Analysis and the RDAT. Employment
   by industry by the number of employees.
Data analysis supports the reports received from employers and the state
that health care, manufacturing, transportation, retail and service
occupations, and construction will grow in the next decade. Specifically,
nursing and residential care facilities, ambulatory health care services,
educations services, computer, food services, wholesalers, contractors,
retailers, machinery manufacturing, and truck transportation will show the
greatest growth. Within these industries, there will be a need for nursing
aides, personal and home care aides, registered nurses, environmental
engineers, network/computer system analysts, truck drivers, waiters,
cashiers, child care workers, general and operation managers, social and
human service assistants and food preparation workers. We are already
seeing the need for CNAs and LPNs as well as truck drivers in the local
Industries expected to decline in the next decade in the tri-county area
include mining, manufacturing for nonmetallic mineral, electronic,
petroleum, fabricated metal and chemical products, utilities, general
merchandise stores, and government. Within these industries, the following
occupations will decline: secretaries, store clerks, word processors,
production workers, assemblers, bookkeepers, data entry, laborers and
cooks. Decline will happen more quickly for secretaries, stock clerks, and
production workers.
 Data and data analysis derived from CWIA and the RDAT system is
  used as a starting point for planning and directing workforce
  investments – HPO, etc.
 Industry Partnerships, PA CareerLinks, Education Intermediaries,
  and Economic Development contacts are utilized to validate or
  further refine data and direct resources.
 TCWIB conducts strategic planning and evaluates plan goals.
 TCWIB monitors performance and outcomes of investments.
 TCWIB in collaboration with other workforce stakeholders identifies
  workforce needs, and contributes resources to meet employer and
  job seeker needs.
This is the most detailed and informative section of the plan. This
section contains all information regarding types of workforce
services and processes.

  Establishes the PA CareerLink system as the center for all local workforce
   investment activities
  Establishes the CWDS as the informational system of record
  Identifies services to specific populations including priority of service
  Highlights customer flow (integrated services) and service strategies
  Describes business services
   Program administration
   Fiscal administration
   Property management
   Monitoring and quality assurance
   Risk assessment
   Procurement
   Appeals and grievance procedures for providers and staff
   EEO and affirmative action provisions
 Monitoring of internal and external processes and outcomes
  including: risk assessment, PA CareerLink quality assurance,
  Individual Training Accounts, On-the-Job Training, youth programs,
  NEG grants, subcontractors, Welfare Initiative Programs, and future
  programs as they commence
 Compliance with audit requirements and follow-up to audits
 Common measures (WIA/Wagner-Peyser) performance
 Youth assessment tools used for measuring work readiness
Federal goals of ARRA include:

   Preserve and create jobs and promote the nation’s economic recovery
   Provide USDOL with unprecedented levels of funding … to help Americans acquire new skills and
    get back to work
   Expeditiously and effectively implement the Act, with full accountability for expenditure of funds
   Advance transformational efforts by demonstrating a capacity to innovate and implement effective
    One-Stop delivery strategies
   Take an expansive view of how the funds can be integrated into efforts to improve the
    effectiveness of the public workforce system
   Consider the needs of workers and employers as equally important
   Leverage changes in the system’s basic operation to develop a strong, innovative public
    workforce system
   Align adult education, job training, postsecondary education, registered apprenticeships, career
    advancement and supportive services with economic and community development strategies
   Align education and training at every level to industries important to local and regional economies
   Link education, training, assessments and certifications to the requirements of the next level of
    education and employment
State goals of ARRA workforce funds include:

   Promote Pennsylvania’s long-term economic growth by improving the quality of Pennsylvania’s
    workforce and the competitiveness of its employers
   Transform Pennsylvania’s workforce development system so that all Pennsylvanians and all
    employers have access to a coordinated, transparent, and effective system of workforce services
   Promote coordination, cooperation and information sharing about Recovery Act funds with all state
    and local agencies, education and economic development partners and community organizations
   Require accountability, accurate reporting, and continuous improvement

Local priorities for ARRA workforce funds include:

•   Preserving and creating jobs
•   Aligning training systems with the needs of the local businesses and community
•   Helping Americans acquire new skills and to become re-employed
•   Advancing the capacity of the one-stop delivery system for innovation and implementation
•   Implementing the Act with full accountability and transparency
 Federal Funds           $ 6.9 billion
 State Funds             $97.3 million
 TCWIB Funds             $ 2.1 million
    Adult                $380,537
    Dislocated Workers   $746,864
    Youth                $997,009
   Eligible Adults and Dislocated Workers have access to an integrated array
    of adult education/ABE/GED services, a link to specialized services such as
    career assessments, individually designed career exploration workshops,
    job search and job retention seminars, and a complete array of training
    providers for the local occupational demand areas in the PA CareerLink.

   Clients may enroll in the Work Certified Work Readiness Program.

   Adult ARRA funding and Dislocated Worker ARRA funding have been
    allocated for Training with Individual Training Accounts (ITAs).
              Provider                   Amount Awarded              Program Description

       Career TRACK (Teams)                 $167,210      3 out-of-school youth crews - 28
                                                          participants. Worksites include Blue Spruce
                                                          parks, ARMCO park, Slippery Rock park,
                                                          Allegheny Valley Land Trust, Crooked
                                                          Creek Lake, Crooked Creek Environmental
                                                          Learning Center, Kittanning Little League,
                                                          Armstrong Conservation District, West
                                                          Kittanning Boro.
     Career TRACK (Individual)              $173,962      36 participants. Private worksites include
                                                          the Learning Science Center, Beacon
                                                          Ridge, Butler Veterinary Clinic,
                                                          Appalachian Well Services, Happy Trails,
                                                          Valley View Farm, Podinks.
       Family-Life (Individual)             $70,495       12 participants. Private worksites include
                                                          Sugar Creek Rest Home, Family-Life TV,
                                                          Melody Manor Personal Care Home.
       Career TRACK (Teams)                 $178,736      27 participants. Worksites include Blue
                                                          Spruce Parks, City of Butler, Freeport Trail,
                                                          Laura J. Doerr Park, Kittanning Little
                                                          League, Armstrong Conservation District,
                                                          West Kittanning Boro.
 Family-Life (Individual) - Additional      $18,674       4 additional participants that will begin on
                                                          Monday, June 22, 2009 and end on August
                                                          21, 2009
Career TRACK (Individual) - Additional      $127,575      35 additional participants that will all be out-
                                                          of-school youth. Participants will begin on
                                                          Monday, July 6, 2009.
   All participants in Adult and Dislocated Workers programs are expected to meet the following
    performance levels. These performance levels reflect the PY2008 targets. Levels will be
    negotiated for PY2009. Adult and Dislocated Workers who are enrolled in ARRA funded programs
    will also be expected to meet these goals.

                                   Measure                             Goal
                                   Adult EER                            84
                                   Adult Retention                      85
                                   Adult 6 Months Avg
                                   Earnings                           12,000
                                   DW EER                               88
                                   DW Retention                         93
                                   DLW 6 Months Avg
                                   Earnings                           14,500

   All participants in Youth programs must meet a work readiness criteria.

        Career TRACK, Inc. is utilizing supervisor assessments in work readiness. This will include a pre-
         assessment and a final assessment. The goal for each participant will be an increase at least 20% on the
         rating sheet by final assessment. In addition, the participant must increase at least 20% in 8 of the 12 rating
        Family –Life, Inc. is utilizing a pre-test and a post-test to determine work readiness skills. It is expected that
         youth will be able to achieve an 80% proficiency score on the final post-test.

        For more information, please contact:

        Fred Fornataro, Executive Director
        Mary Salony, Planning and Grant Coordinator
        Tri-County Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
        112 Hollywood Drive, Suite 201
        Butler, PA 16001
        Phone: 724-282-9341, ext. 35

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