Workforce Solutions reports a busy 2018

Amy Cherry
Staff Writer

Workforce Solutions of North Central Pennsylvania presented their Year in Review report during the recent quarterly meeting of the Workforce Development Board of the North Central PA region.
The organization maintains an office in Kersey and was formerly known as the North Central Workforce Development Board. It covers a six-county region.
Susie Snelick, Workforce Solutions executive director, presented the report, noting the board welcomed new board members Scott McBride, Jamie Evens and Kate Brock.
In July, the group transitioned to a new provider, ResCare Workforce Services, for Title 1 and EARN programs. The Employment, Advancement, and Retention Network was created in 1987 to address the needs of welfare recipients with barriers to employment and to better coordinate the existing employment and training programs available to them.
Snelick reported the transition went very smoothly considering the significant change this posed with a new start-up. ResCare had most staff employed and started on July 2. Training expenditures exceeded their established goal for the first quarter and the company has exceeded eight out of nine of the board’s performance measures.

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