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.

memorandum of Understanding – Outline of Roles and Responsibilities
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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
  • bbrunner@pa-cl.com

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
  • kdavis@iu9.org
  • Central Intermediate Unit 10
  • Clearfield County
  • Jenna Witherite
  • 814-765-8118 Ext. 303
  • jwitherite@ciu10.org

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
  • brujones@pa.gov

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
  • chpalmer@pa.gov
  • Potter County – Williamsport Office
  • Susan Swartz
  • 570-327-3501
  • sswartz@pa.gov

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).