Educators & Community

Workforce System Partners

Vision of WIOA Partnerships in our PA CareerLink® Centers

  • Connect all customers to the full range of services available in their communities;
  • Provide seamless, customer-focused, integrated service delivery across all programs and enhance access to the programs’ services;
  • Ensure that businesses and job seekers have access to information and services that lead to positive employment outcomes.


The Memorandum of Understanding outlines the roles and responsibilities of each partner and is an agreement between Workforce Solutions for North Central PA / the North Central Workforce Development Board; the PA CareerLink® system partners; and the Chief Elected Official Board.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) mandates the requirement of a local / regional plan to address the core programs of Title I - Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Programs; Title II – Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs; Title III – Wagner-Peyser Act Programs and Title IV – Vocational Rehabilitation.

The PA CareerLink® One-Stop Operator is responsible for the day to day operations of the PA CareerLink® and the functional supervision of the various partners co-located at the PA CareerLink® centers.

Core Partners in all centers include:

Title I Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth Programs

  • Employment and Training Activities
  • EQUUS Workforce Solutions
  • Blythe Brunner
  • 245 Depot Street
  • St. Marys, PA 15857
  • 814-834-2857

Title II Adult Education and Family Literacy Programs

  • Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9
  • Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter Counties
  • Kelly Okerlund-Davis
  • 814-887-5512
  • Central Intermediate Unit 10
  • Clearfield County
  • Jenna Witherite
  • 814-765-8118 Ext. 303

Title III Wagner-Peyser Act Programs

  • PA Department of Labor and Industry /
  • Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations (BWPO)
  • Bruce Jones
  • 814-226-4785 Ext. 209

Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation

  • PA Department of Labor and Industry/ Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson and McKean – DuBois District Office
  • Christina Palmer
  • Potter County – Williamsport Office
  • Susan Swartz
  • 570-327-3501

Other Partners Include: (may not be located at the CareerLink® center)

The Senior Community Service Employment Program authorized under Title V of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (42 USC 3056 et seq.);

Career and technical education programs at the postsecondary level authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (20 USC 2301 et seq.);

Trade Adjustment Assistance activities authorized under Chapter 2 of Title II of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 USC 2271 et seq.);

Jobs for Veterans State Grants programs authorized under Chapter 41 of Title 38, USC;

Employment and training activities carried out by the Department of Housing and Urban Development;

Programs authorized under State unemployment compensation laws (in accordance with applicable Federal law);

Programs authorized under sec. 212 of the Second Chance Act of 2007 (42 USC 17532; and

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) authorized under Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act (42 USC 601 et seq.), unless exempted by the Governor under §678.405(b).