Modification Multi-Year Regional & Local Plans for period Program Years (PY) 2019 through (PY) 2020

LUZERNE/SCHUYLKILL COUNTIES

WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)

REGIONAL AND LOCAL PLANS

 

 Legal Notice

 

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires each local Workforce Development Board (WDB) make its proposed Modification to the Multi-Year Regional and Local Plans for period Program Years (PY) 2019 through (PY) 2020 available to the public for review and/or comment. The Luzerne/Schuylkill Board hereby announces a 30-day comment period commencing on August 23, 2019 and continuing through September 21, 2019. Any and all interested parties may view the Regional and Local Plans on its website at www.lswib.org. Comments may be directed to information@lswib.org.

 

     Patricia Lenahan, Executive Director, Staff to the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

 

LUZERNE AND SCHUYLKILL COUNTIES DO NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, DISABILITY OR FAMILIAL STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OR THE PROVISION OF SERVICES.

Modification Form NE075-Luzerne-Schuylkill Local Plan 08.23.19

DRAFT Modification NE075-Luzerne-Schuylkill Local Plan 08.23.19

Modification Form Northeast Regional Plan 08.23.19

DRAFT Modification Northeast Regional Plan 08.23.19

CANCELED - L/S WIB Executive Committee Meeting 7/10/19

Public Notice

Interested parties are advised that the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Executive Committee meeting scheduled on July 10, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at 32 E. Union St., 2nd Floor, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 is cancelled.

Pennsylvania CareerLink Hazleton honored as CAN DO Partner of the Year

lswibpartnerofyearCAN DO, the economic development organization serving Greater Hazleton, honored the Pennsylvania CareerLink Hazleton as its Partner of the Year during CAN DO's annual dinner on June 4.

CAN DO President and CEO Kevin O'Donnell said, "Our partners at the Pennsylvania CareerLink of Hazleton, share in this mission. Site Administrator Christine Jensen and her staff have always been instrumental in so many ways in helping the existing businesses and industries in our parks with many of their staffing needs, but more relevant to this award, in partnering with CAN DO as we work together to provide prospective businesses with the workforce information they need to make a location decision."

PA CareerLink Hazleton, which is one of three Career Link offices overseen by the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, manages hundreds of in-house recruitment events with local employers each year and conducts skills assessments using the nationally-recognized WorkKeys program to measure basic foundational skill levels in potential employees and assess if they have the necessary traits employers are looking for in their available positions.

The CareerLink also provides some reimbursement to companies for hiring and training eligible and skilled individuals who are unemployed or under-employed through federally-funded programs like the On-the-Job Training program and the Summer Internship program.

Student Manufacturing Video Contest 2018

What’s so cool about manufacturing?

This sure is!

These annual video contests excite students across Pennsylvania to explore cool manufacturing careers and produce profiles of companies.

YES (Your Employability Skills) Program Overview

Another successful year for the YES (Your Employability Skills) program has been completed.  the Northeast PA Manufacturers and Employers Council, Increcently produced a video that provides a general overview of the program. Since YES was first offered in 2006 with only 1 school and 14 students initially,  5,554 students have participated in the program, with 2,010 of those earning their certification. Because of YES, students are not only equipped with the skills necessary for the workplace, but also with knowledge that will help them to grow into responsible and successful adults.  Please click here to watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sS597QXxC4

L/S WIB receives $10,000 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania to bring the mobile science lab to Northeastern Pennsylvania

Gregory Hostetter, the Deputy Secretary for Animal Health & Food Safety at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, and State Representative Michael B. Carroll (D-118, Luzerne/Lackawanna counties) visited the Pittston Area Intermediate Center/Middle School Tuesday to watch students as they used the Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture – Mobile Agriculture Education Science Lab to learn about the importance of agriculture and the food on their table.

The Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, in conjunction with the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce and Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce, recently received a $10,000 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania that it is using to bring the mobile lab to four elementary/middle schools in the Pittston Area, Wyoming Area, North Schuylkill and Shenandoah Valley school districts.

Hostetter said, “This mobile agricultural lab is great because it educates children on what agriculture is all about. It’s a hands-on learning experience and the students can do workshops. This combination of hands-on learning and science is very important. I’m sure the students will remember what they learn in this lab for years to come.”

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