Bucks County Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

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Bucks County Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

Our History

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 was passed by the U.S. Congress establishing Workforce Investment Boards (WIB) across the United States and in each of the fifty States and its territories. WIBs are local entities that operate in regional networks to implement the provisions of the WIA. They are charged with policy making and oversight of workforce investment and development activities in defined areas known as Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA). The concept and practice is to ensure that the investments are used locally to foster the growth of business and industry in their area, utilizing the indigenous workforce to fulfill their employment needs. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there are sixty seven counties (67) and twenty two (22) established Workforce Investment Boards.

Locally: The Bucks County Board of Commissioners appoint the Bucks County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. members, selecting these dedicated volunteers who commit their time and talents to strengthening our local workforce.

Membership Composition: The BC-WIB, in accordance with the Workforce Investment Act, is comprised of 51% private sector (employer/business) members, at least two representatives of local educational entities, labor organizations, community-based organizations, and economic development agencies and PA CareerLink Bucks County Partners and investors.