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

Board Members

  • Corine Christoff Chair Alpha Precision Group
  • Jeff Miller 1st Vice Chair I.B.E.W., Local No. 5, AFL-CIO
  • Ashley Gerg 2nd Vice Chair Collins Hardwood - Kane
  • Kelly Davis Secretary Seneca Highlands IU-9
  • Jim Chorney Treasurer North Central PA Regional Planning and Development Commission
  • Cortney Fritz At Large Gasbarre Products, Inc.
  • Chris Adamson The Adamson Group
  • Kate Brock Community Education Center of Elk & Cameron Counties
  • Karen Costello-Pecht Bradford Office of Economic and Community Development
  • Jenna Fields Varischetti Holdings, LP
  • Buddy Franklin I.B.E.W., Local No. 5, AFL-CIO
  • Kimberlea Geci Citizens and Northern Bank
  • Thomas Glasl Goodwill Industries for North Central PA, Inc.
  • Ed Hayden Zippo Manufacturing Company
  • Michael Hoskavich ICC Ammo
  • Bruce Jones Bureau of Workforce Partnership of Operations Central Region
  • Dr. Ryoo Jungwoo Penn State DuBois
  • Glenn Poirier Keystone Automatic/Metalkraft Powdered Metal
  • Christopher Roken Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Committees

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

Chief Elected Officials

  • Commissioner Carol Duffy McKean County
  • Commissioner Greg Gebauer Elk County
  • Commissioner Mark Humes Jefferson County
  • Commissioner James Moate Cameron County
  • Commissioner Robert Rossman Potter County
  • Commissioner John Sobel Clearfield County

Bylaws

Current Opportunities

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

Past Opportunities

  • Salary Scale Analysis 2024 RFQ

    Post date: February 23, 2024
    Due date: March 29, 2024

    Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania is currently seeking quotes for assistance with an updated and validated salary scale analysis. Those interested in receiving the RFQ documents should contact Pam Streich at (814)245-1835 or pstreich@ncwdb.org or click on the link below.

    Workforce Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Funded in whole or in part by Federal Funds.  Detailed information can be found at: https://www.workforcesolutionspa.com/categories/resources/pages/stevens-amendment

    Attached documents

    1. Assurances and Certifications
    2. Salary Scale Analysis 2024 RFQ
  • Youth Adult and Dislocated Worker Program; WIOA One-Stop Operator; and Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) Programs

    Post date: January 4, 2024
    Due date: March 8, 2024

    REVISED 01-24-24 (Bidders conference date change and Youth/Adult and Dislocated Worker program page numbering change)


    Workforce Solutions for North Central PA has issued the following Request for Proposals to vendors:      

    1) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Adult and Dislocated Worker program;
    2) WIOA One-Stop Operator; and 
    3) Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program

    Those interested in receiving any or all of the RFP packages (word and excel docs) should contact Donna Hottel (814)245-1835 or dhottel@ncwdb.org. (subject line must read Request for Proposal Request and state which RFP is being requested).  
    Proposal deadline is Friday, March 8, 2024.

    Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
    Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

    Funded in whole or in part by Federal Funds.  Detailed information can be found at:  https://www.workforcesolutionspa.com/categories/resources/pages/stevens-amendment

    Attached documents

    1. Youth Adult and Dislocated Worker RFP
    2. Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) RFP
    3. One Stop Operator RFP
    4. Responses to Questions during Question Period
  • Development of Career Pathways Mapping Highlighting Individual Employers

    Post date: February 6, 2024
    Due date: March 1, 2024

    Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania has issued a Request for Quotes to vendors for the development of 12 to 25 employer career pathway maps from a variety of industries for the North Central PA region which includes the counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter. 

    The Development of Career Pathways Mapping RFQ is available for review on the Workforce Solutions website at https://www.workforcesolutionspa.com/categories/resources/pages/rfps-rfqs.  Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the RFQ may do so by contacting Donna Hottel, Strategic Planning and Project Manager, at (814-245-1835) or dhottel@ncwdb.org.

     

    Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

    Funded in whole or in part by Federal Funds.  Detailed information can be found at:  https://www.workforcesolutionspa.com/categories/resources/pages/stevens-amendment

    Attached documents

    1. Career Pathway Mapping RFQ
    2. Career Pathway Mapping Q&A
  • Mentoring Services

    Post date: November 20, 2023
    Due date: December 15, 2023
    Workforce Solutions for North Central Pennsylvania is currently seeking quotes for mentoring services for at risk individuals ages 16-24 for the North Central Workforce Development Area including the counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter.

    Attached documents

    1. Mentoring Service - Legal Notice
    2. Mentoring Services RFQ
  • Audit Services

    Post date: March 31, 2023
    Due date: May 26, 2023
    Workforce Solutions seeks proposals for qualified independent accounting firms to provide Audit and Tax Services, including the preparation and submission of IRS Form 990. Audits must be completed in accordance with the Single Audit Act and the Uniform Guidance.

    Attached documents

    1. RFP for Audit Services
    2. Legal Notice for Audit Services RFP
  • Implementation of Career Pathways

    Post date: January 13, 2023
    Due date: February 10, 2023
    Workforce Solutions for North Central PA is seeking quotes from qualified applicants for the implementation of career pathway programs. The Request for Quote (RFQ) is provided in the link below. Proposal deadline is Friday, February 10, 2023.

    Attached documents

    1. Career Pathways Implementation RFQ
  • Request for Quotes for Workforce Development System Analysis/Plan Assistance

    Post date: October 6, 2022
    Due date: November 4, 2022
    Workforce Solutions for North Central PA is seeking quotes to acquire the services of a qualified firm to assist in the development of a required Modification to Our Local Multi Year Plan as mandated by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Those interested in receiving a Request for Quote (RFQ) package should contact Donna Hottel (814)245-1835 or dhottel@ncwdb.org. (subject line must read Request for RFQ for Plan Assistance) Proposal deadline is Friday, November 4, 2022.

    Attached documents

    1. Request for Quotes for Workforce Development System Analysis/Plan Assistance
    2. Assurances and Certifications
  • PA CareerLink® System Operator Request for Proposal (RFP)

    Post date: July 11, 2022
    Due date: September 30, 2021

    Attached documents

    1. Operator RFP September 2021
    2. Attachment A - Proposal Summary Sheet
    3. Attachment B - Operator Budget Form
    4. Attachment C - Assurances And Certifications

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