Legal/Public Notice Audit RFP

Luzerne Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

For Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties

LEGAL NOTICE

The Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc. also known as Workforce Development Board (WDB) is seeking qualified proposals from Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firms that have extensive experience in providing audit and Form 990 services to non-profit organizations that receive multiple sources of federal funds. Prior experience auditing Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds (Public Law 113-128-July 14, 2014 and its implementing regulations) is preferred, but not required. Audit period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

Interested proposers may secure the proposal through written mail request to Luzerne Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, 32 E. Union Street, Second Floor, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or email at information@lswib.org. Proposals must be received by the WIB Office no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:00 noon.

Legal Notice - Financial Servises/Fiscal Agent Services, Human Resource Consulting Services and Information Technology Services RFP

Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

For Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties

LEGAL NOTICE

The Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, Inc. also known as Workforce Development Board (WDB) is seeking qualified providers that are interested in providing Financial Services, Human Resource Consulting Services and Information Technology Services for the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Development Board and in assisting the PA CareerLink® One-Stop Centers and other related WDB activities as appropriate. This solicitation covers a five year period from 7/1/20 – 6/30/25.

Interested proposers may secure the proposal through written mail request to Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, 32 E. Union Street, Second Floor, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, or email at information@lswib.org. Proposals must be received by the WDB Office no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 12:00 noon.

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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