The PA Department of Labor and Industry has released both the statewide and regional DRAFT 2015 statewide High Priority Occupation (HPO) lists, which are used to determine the availability of funding for training programs in workforce development and education. An HPO is a job category that is in demand by employers, has higher skill needs, and is likely to provide family sustaining wages.
This year several occupations have been removed from "Three Rivers" regional HPO list and we need your assistance to ensure that our students and job seekers can attend the training programs needed to match employer demand throughout Allegheny County.
3 Rivers Workforce Investment Board is proud to be a part of this special report, led by Vibrant Pittsburgh and PittsburghTODAY, highlighting how the southwestern Pennsylvania workforce lacks diversity, posing a major challenge for the region.
Jerome Bettis joins 3RWIB, Pittsburgh and Allegheny County in the push to provide summer jobs to many in 2015
NFL Hall of Fame player Jerome Bettis joins 3RWIB, the city and the county in the push to fund summer jobs for young people in the region. Click here to watch video from the Feb. 25, 2015, press conference announcing the Summer Learn and Earn initiative.
Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (3RWIB) has amended the Request for Proposals (RFP) for In-School and Out-of-School Youth Services released on January 20, 2015, to include an additional program model for out-of-school youth. This program will operate within a proposed Youth Center currently sought by the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS). More information about the center can be found at Allegheny County DHS website. This addendum also corrects and supplants the performance measures section from the original RFP. Click here for more information.
3RiversWIB leads the public workforce system for the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, connecting job seekers to careers and employers to talent, to create a thriving workforce and an economically viable region.
3RWIB is a key partner in the nationally lauded New App for Making it in America, recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the most innovative initiatives for both employers and jobseekers.
This is the story of how innovation is making a difference for some of the region's job seekers.
At 3RWIB, we are passionate about investing in the region's workforce and being responsive to the needs of businesses.
This blog post - recently published by the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Labor - affirms what we know here in the Pittsburgh region: investing in our workers is an investment in our region's continued economic vitality.
3RWIB strives to lead a public workforce development system for the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County that balances the needs of those seeking careers with the talent demands of local industry to create a thriving local workforce. Regional economic viability is fueled by the strength of this local workforce development system.
3RWIB has revised its plan for the workforce development system for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and is accepting comments about those revisions.
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The New York Times' Aug. 18, 2014, article "Seeking New Start, Finding Steep Cost" questions the effectiveness of job training programs funded through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), but doesn't tell the whole story.
Innovative efforts are underway in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to assist job seekers in gaining in-demand skills leading to meaningful employment.