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Workforce Development Board

The Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board (PA WDB) is the governor's principal private-sector policy advisor on building a strong workforce development system aligned with state education policies and economic development goals. Its members are appointed by the governor and represent a cross-section of business executives, labor officials, education leaders, economic development practitioners and local elected officials. Additionally, the cabinet secretaries of five state agencies, as well as four members of the general assembly, serve on the board.

The PA WIB was established February 14, 2000 by Executive Order of Governor Tom Ridge. In 2015, Governor Tom Wolf reorganized the membership of the PA WDB.

PA WDB Executive Order

PA WDB Bylaws

PA WDB Membership

PA WDB Meeting Dates

  • March 7, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Pennsylvania Rooms A/B, 400 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • May 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Pennsylvania Rooms A/B, 400 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Aug. 8, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Pennsylvania Rooms A/B, 400 Bent Creek Blvd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Nov. 14, 2017, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, Pennsylvania Rooms A/B, 400 Bent creek Blvd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

PA WDB Meeting Minutes

Mission:

The board's mission is to ensure that Pennsylvania's entire workforce system, covering many programs in multiple departments and agencies, meets employers' needs for skilled workers and workers' needs for career and economic advancement. Additionally, the board is responsible for providing policy guidance and direction, evaluating performance and recommending continuous improvements.