Training Partners

PHCA partners with a number of training providers who are committed to providing high-quality education to the long-term care sector and often provide discounts and benefits to PHCA members. PHCA is pleased to be able to provide the contact information for those training partners.

The National Association of Health Care Assistants is now offering free COVID-19 for Certified Nursing Assistants and anyone else that would like to take the course.

The course can be found at

PSU: Abington, Beaver, York

Penn State – Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001
Contact Name: Theresa Bloom
Phone: (215) 881-7412
Website: https://abington.psu/working-professionals
Service: Education Healthcare Professionals

Penn State – Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061
Contact Name: Debra Roach
Phone: (724) 773-3767
Service: Education Healthcare Professionals

Penn State – York
1031 Edgecomb Avenue
York, PA 17403
Contact Name: Patty Bowen
Phone: (717) 771-4032
Service: Education Healthcare Professionals

PEPP Unlimited; Sherry Hill

PEPP Unlimited
252 West Swamp Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Contact Name: Sherry Hill
Phone: (215) 348-3112
Service: Training/Education

Workforce Development Boards

Workforce Development Areas

Pennsylvania’s workforce development system is divided into 23 countywide or regional Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDA). Each LWDA has a Workforce Development Board (WDB), with the exception of the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, which share one WDB. Local WDBs develop workforce policies and regional strategies. They provide oversight and coordination for the workforce services provided in their region and the overall operation of the storefront delivery of these services, the state’s 60+ PA CareerLink® centers. Nationally, these centers are referred to as “one stops,” because they were created to serve as local one-stop centers for the delivery of a multitude of government services that support the employment and training of individuals. These centers are part of the nation’s American Job Centers.

Workforce Development Boards (WDBs) are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), which authorizes and funds employment and training programs in the United States. Every community in Pennsylvania is associated with a local WDB. For each WDB, a chief elected official (a county commissioner or the mayor of a major city) appoints members to sit on the WDB. These appointed positions are unpaid. A majority of a WDB’s membership must come from private businesses. There are also designated seats for representatives of labor and educational institutions, such as community colleges. Beyond these basic guidelines, many aspects of how an individual WDB operates can vary.

The WDB’s main role is to direct federal, state, and local funding to workforce development programs. WDBs conduct and publish research on the needs of the regional economy. They also oversee the PA CareerLink® locations, where job seekers can get employment information, find out about career development training opportunities, and connect to various programs in their area.

Find the contact information for the local Workforce Development Board in your area.

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