Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently released a draft version of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Combined State Plan, which will serve as a strategic planning document that will guide the commonwealth’s workforce system priorities for the next four years.

The WIOA Combined State Plan will help chart the course of workforce development over the next four years
The WIOA Combined State Plan will help chart the course of workforce development over the next four years

The Combined State plan requires increased coordination and alignment between the core programs (Adult; Dislocated Worker; Youth; Wagner-Peyser; Adult Basic Education; and Vocational Rehabilitation) that help drive the public workforce system. It also includes a strategic framework for optional programs that play a crucial role in serving employers and job seekers, such as career and technical education programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), veterans and ex-offenders.

SCPa Works is in the process of developing comments on the draft state plan by working with our Board, Local Elected Officials and community partners. SCPa Works encourages our partners from across the region to send us feedback on the WIOA Combined Plan, as well as submit comments on behalf of their own organization.

Comments on the state plan are due by February 1, 2016.