Pennsylvania Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Training: What you need to know

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amended the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal workforce development law that provides for state and federal employment, education, job training, and support services. The law is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services and to match employers with the skilled workers they need.
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For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website at
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. More details are available.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board (PA WDB). The PA WDB is the governor's principalprivate sector policy advisor on building an efficient and productive workforce development system that is aligned with education policies, economic development goals, and welfare reform objectives. All of the members of the PA WDB are appointed by the governor and include business executives, labor officials, education leaders, economic development practitioners, and local and state elected officials. Find out more at
For information on Pennsylvania’s adaptation to the WIOA, visit
Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs). Pennsylvania is divided into 23 workforce investment areas, each governed by a WIB. WIBs are responsible for overseeing the services offered by the ...

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