Pennsylvania Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Pennsylvania Training: What you need to know

Effective July 1, 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Like its predecessor, the WIOA 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. Details on the federal WIOA are available.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board (PA WIB). The Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board is the governor's principle private-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 Board 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 WIOA, visit
Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs). Pennsylvania is divided into 23 workforce ...

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