Helping employers and job seekers throughout Washington, Greene and Beaver counties

About Us

created in 1999 as a result of the Workforce Investment Act, a major piece of legislation that overhauled the nation’s federally-funded employment and training programs.

Workforce Delivery System

There are 4 PA CareerLinks® in the Southwest Corner. The centers all offer a full range of services to employers & job seekers. Visit the PA CareerLink® for all employment needs.

Resources

We contract with WIA Title I providers to deliver services to jobseekers and employers. These companies offer many services to residents of the Southwest Corner.

Community Announcements

APPRENTICESHIP READINESS PROGRAM

Interested in a career in the Building Trades?

Want to get a head-start on acceptance into one of 16 local trade unions?

This program is for you and available at no cost!

NEXT CLASS STARTS APRIL 12, 2018 at WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Visit your local PA CareerLink office – ask for ARP application or call 724-480-3448.

See the flyer below for more information on this program

GREENE COUNTY-WIDE PARENT DRUG PREVENTION NIGHT

Join educators, law enforcement, and therapists for a discussion on how to help our community and our children.  Become part of the solution to protect our children against the drug crisis.  Event is Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Jefferson Morgan High School Auditorium.  See the flyer below for all of the information on this important session.

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SUMMER YOUTH WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Southwest Training Services, Inc.’s Summer Youth Work Experience Program will begin on June 18, 2018 (see flyer below). If you know of a youth interested in working this summer, please forward and/or post as you deem appropriate.  If your school does not have an application, individuals can get one at the PA CareerLink® locations in Washington and Greene Counties, or contact Ester Barnes at [email protected]

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2018 GREENE COUNTY CONSORTIUM OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS CAREER AWARENESS DAY

The Greene County Consortium of School Counselors is in the process of planning its 2018 Career Awareness Day for all 8th and 11th grade students in the county.  Event held on Thursday, MARCH 15th, 2018 at Waynesburg Armory.  

Vendor and student registration info and flyer found here.

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ATTENTION COAL MINERS

An exciting opportunity is here to access a training program to build a career in the natural gas utility and pipeline business.  The training is free, companies are hiring and the careers are rewarding.

Current class started January 8th at the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council in Freeport, PA. 

Upcoming sessions include March 12th at Belmont College in St. Clairsville, OH; April 16th at the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council in Freeport, PA. 

Visit here for more information and to download an application.

More About Southwest Corner WDB

Other responsibilities include compiling local labor market information, selecting qualified organizations to operate WIA Title I programs, certifying training providers and programs that prepare individuals for high priority occupations, negotiating local performance standards, and convening industry cluster partnerships to address common workforce concerns facing employers.