About Us

Overview

Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania is your premier connector to workforce services, activities, and potential funding in North Central Pennsylvania.

Mission

The North Central Workforce Development Board serves as the premier facilitator of an innovative workforce development system that meets the changing human capital needs of our employers and provides resources for our job seekers that maximizes their career potential and focuses on the customers’ needs.

Vision

The North Central Workforce Development Board will be a strategic workforce development leader focused on promoting economic prosperity and self-sufficiency of individuals by creating a workforce that is competitive in the global marketplace.

Goals

  • Enhance public-private partnerships through better connectivity and communication in order to increase investment in our workforce system leading to greater economic vitality for our region.
  • Engage in Sector Strategies of our growth industries identifying current skill gaps of both the incumbent and entry-level worker that will result in skill upgrades through customized training and partnerships.
  • Design innovative workforce development strategies to reach young adults and keep them engaged through the identification of best practices and development of new programs utilizing the Customer Centered Design Method.
  • Identify Career Pathways in major industry sectors to enhance career counselling that will result in training opportunities for our customers through skill, credential and degree attainment.
  • Ensure that our customers, both employers and job seekers, remain in the center of our design of all services and encourage our partners to do the same.

Role of Workforce Solutions for North Central PA / North Central Workforce Development Board (NCWDB)

  • Direct federal, state and local funding to workforce development programs.
  • Conduct and publish research on the needs of the regional economy.
  • Oversee PA CareerLink® locations, where job seekers can get employment information, find out about career development training opportunities, and connect to various programs in their area.

Staff

Sherri Cunningham Administrative Assistant
Linda Franco Workforce Systems Manager
Vanessa Hasselman Finance Director
Terry Hinton Business Engagement and Project Manager
Donna Hottel Strategic Planning and Project Manager
Colleen Prechtl Project Coordinator
Pamela Streich Executive Director

Board Members

  • Corine Christoff Chair Alpha Precision Group
  • Elizabeth Kweder 1st Vice Chair ABARTA Coca Cola Refreshments
  • George Salter 2nd Vice Chair Keystone Automatic Technologies, Inc.
  • Kelly Davis Secretary Seneca Highlands IU-9
  • Jim Chorney Treasurer North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission
  • Jeff Miller At Large I.B.E.W., Local No. 5, AFL-CIO
  • Chris Adamson The Adamson Group
  • Kate Brock Community Education Center of Elk & Cameron Counties
  • Alla Marie Comilla Zippo Manufacturing Company
  • Karen Costello-Pecht Control Chief Corporation
  • Buddy Franklin I.B.E.W., Local No. 5, AFL-CIO
  • Cortney Fritz Gasbarre Products, Inc.
  • Ashley Gerg Collins Hardwood - Kane
  • Michael Hoskavich ICC Ammo
  • Bruce Jones Bureau of Workforce Partnership of Operations Central Region
  • Dr. Ryoo Jungwoo Penn State DuBois
  • David Miller Miller Fabrication Solutions
  • Leslie Neal Elk County Veterans Affairs
  • Christina Palmer Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • John Sutika Penn Highlands DuBois
  • Kimberlea Whiting Citizens and Northern Bank

Committees

  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Policy and Performance Committee
  • Youth Committee

Chief Elected Officials

  • Commissioner Herbert L.  Bullers Jefferson County
  • Commissioner Joseph Daghir Elk County
  • Commissioner Carol Duffy McKean County
  • Commissioner Barry Hayman Potter County
  • Commissioner James Moate Cameron County
  • Commissioner John Sobel Clearfield County

Bylaws

RFPs/RFQs

Workforce Solutions for North Central PA is responsible for the planning, evaluation and oversight of workforce development programs/services in our six county workforce development area and has developed procurement policies and procedures for goods and services obtained with Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding and shall comply with OMB Uniform Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards Super Circular.

Current Opportunities

Workforce Solutions is not procuring for program services at this time.
Please check back on a regular basis for future postings.
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Past Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Workforce Solutions is not hiring at this time.
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