The L/S WIB can help businesses fund workforce training.In 1957, 73 percent of Pennsylvania’s jobs were unskilled. Today, that number is 24 percent.*

Consequently, citizens need more education to keep pace with the needs of the marketplace. Pennsylvania’s economic future depends upon the development of a workforce able to compete in today’s economy. The PA Department of Labor and Industry affords opportunities to employers and their employees through the Industry Worker Training Grants. The training grants support the alignment of training and education strategies in manufacturing, which focuses on a skilled workforce to enhance the competitive advantage of targeted industry clusters.

*Source:PA Workforce Development, Job Ready PA, May 2007

The Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board has partnered with other WIBs to secure training grants, including:


Workforce Investment Boards

Lackawanna Workforce Investment Board
Northern Tier Workforce Investment Board
Pocono Workforce Investment Board
Berks Workforce Investment Board
Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board

Industry Partnership Development & Training Grants

Logistics & Transportation
Building & Construction
Advanced Materials & Diversified Manufacturing
Health Care
Business & Financial Services
Information & Communication Services