For Employers

Providing relevant data and opportunities to help you thrive in our region.

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For Job Seekers

Connecting you with resources to support you in finding gainful employment.

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For Youth

Helping you discover a rewarding career path.

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For Training Providers

Offering you tools to navigate the approval process.

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What LWIA Does:

The NWPA Local Workforce Investment Area advocates for a robust job-driven workforce system in Northwest Pennsylvania providing regional industry sector strategies and policies that will have a positive influence and impact to the local service delivery system.


Benefits To You:

  •  Eliminate the skills gap between training offerings and employer’s needs
  •  Engage in partnerships and initiatives to increase the skills of the current and future workforce
  •  Prepare jobseekers for employment opportunities
  •  Talent pipeline development for specific industries
  •  Training for soft skills and industry-related education modules
  •  Employment Placement Resources in the PA CareerLink®
  •  Rapid Response Resources to assist dislocated workers
  •  Build educational capacity by identifying and supporting training opportunities
Proudly Serving Northwest Pennsylvania

Clarion County Venango County Forest County Warren County Crawford County Erie County

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Upcoming Events

NWPA WDB Youth Committee

Seminar Room, Crawford County Career and Technical Center, 860 Thurston Road, Meadville, PA 16335

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NWPA WDB Monitoring & Evaluation Committee Meeting

Partners for Performance, 920 Water St, Ste 32B, Meadville, PA 16335

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NWPA WDB Sector Strategies and Career Pathways Committee Meeting

Partners for Performance, 920 Water St, Ste 32B, Meadville, PA 16335

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Recent News

WIOA Combined State Plan Posting

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the governor of each state to submit a four-year Unified or Combined State Plan outlining the state’s workforce development strategy.

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Local Designation Request

A forum was held on December 15, 2015.

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Transition in Leadership at GECAC

Ben Wilson will be Jean Burrell's successor as Workforce Development Services Division Manager for Greater Erie Community Action Committee, as she retires on September 30, 2015.

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