ERIC Number: ED475149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-1
Implementing Pennsylvania's Plan for a Unified Workforce System. Annual Report.
In 2000 and 2001, the Team Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board (Team PA WIB) and its partners worked jointly to address Pennsylvania's workforce needs and respond to the need of its customers through new initiatives, new partnerships, and new strategies. The Team PA WIB and its partners continued implementation of the state's vision to create and maintain highly skilled and knowledgeable workers by providing a system of services based on the following building blocks: (1) shared responsibility for improved performance; (2) a continuum of services for jobseekers and employers; (3) informed customer choice; (4) fact-based decision making through enhanced employment statistics and accountability; and (5) lifelong learning through continuous acquisition of skill enhancements and knowledge. Staff from multiple state agencies jointly developed planning guidelines and donated resources to assist 22 local WIBs. As of February 2001, more than 41 chartered CareerLink sites across Pennsylvania were using a state-of-the-art delivery system to provide a seamless system of services to jobseekers and employers. As of January 2002, Pennsylvania had 839 training providers offering a total of 6,681 state-certified courses/programs of study, and 5,093 individual training accounts had been issued for jobseekers. (The following items are appended: list of Team PA WIB members, a timeline of workforce investment in Pennsylvania, and 14 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Annual Reports, Continuing Education, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Employment Services, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, Occupational Information, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, State Action, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Technical Assistance, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.doleta.gov/usworkforce/documents/Annual Reports/py2000/Pennsylvania.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Labor and Industry, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982; Workforce Investment Act 1998