The mission of SCWDB is to develop policies, oversee public funds, and procure services that will help employers and job seekers throughout Washington, Greene and Beaver counties. Job placement assistance, education, training and counseling will be offered in order to achieve a skilled workforce and economic development throughout the region. We envision a regional labor pool that possesses the skills and attitudes to attract and retain employers who offer sufficient ages, benefits, and opportunities for advancement.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA)

President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system.

SCWDB staff, WIB Board Members, and Chief Elected Officials have been working together to prepare for rollout of this new law. SCWDB has been participating in training sessions, conference calls, and webinars to ensure the area is prepared for the July 1, 2015 start date. As more information becomes available, it will be provided below.

Please find more information on WIOA by following the links below. Check back often for updates.