Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WIOA affects us all! Please read how you can help the Lehigh Valley.

Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director
Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the governor of each state to submit a four-year Unified or Combined State Plan to the U.S. Department of Labor.  Governor Wolf will be submitting the Combined State Plan for Pennsylvania which will outline the commonwealth’s workforce development strategy including the six core programs: Adult, Dislocated Worker, Youth, Wagner-Peyser, Adult Basic Education and Vocational Rehabilitation.  In addition, the Combined State Plan will also address a number of optional programs including career and technical education, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Jobs for Veterans and Reintegration of Ex-Offenders, to name a few.

Here’s the link to the draft PA WIOA Combined State Plan:

The draft plan is currently posted for a 30-day public comment period which ends at 5:00 p.m. on February 1, 2016.  I wanted to be sure that you were aware of the draft State Plan and had the opportunity to provide public comments on the plan.   If you do have any comments on the plan, you may submit them in writing to:  RA-LI-PAWDB@pa.gov.  I would also appreciate it if you would copy me on any comments that you submit.

In addition, the commonwealth will be conducting a Listening Session on the draft State Plan on January 21, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Northampton Community College, Room 220 of the College Center Building, 3835 Green Pond Rd in Bethlehem where people can provide verbal comments.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me.



Nancy Dischinat | Executive Director
Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.
555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-841-1122| Fax: 610-437-3527 | ndischinat@lvwib.org

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