Program Year ‘22 – ‘23 was a great year for the PA CareerLink® Title I Services

Fayette County Head Start/Early Head Start Hosts Literacy Event

Fayette County Head Start/Early Head Start Hosts Literacy Event

Head Start and Early Head Start of Fayette County enrolled families were invited to “The Colors of HS/EHS” held at the Uniontown Mall on November 16, 2023. The event’s activities were focused on the book “The Colors of Us” for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. One...

PreK Students Earn Game Day Reward

PreK Students Earn Game Day Reward

As a part of a schoolwide reward system, the students in Pre-K have been earning blue tickets.  When a child shows respect, responsibility, safety, or putting forth their best effort, they receive a blue ticket from a staff member.  Once the school has filled a bucket...

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Head Start / Early Head Start FAQs The Private Industry Council discusses frequently asked questions for Head Start and Early Head Start students. Private Industry Council operates the Head Start / Early Head Start program for Beaver and Fayette Counties in the...

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The Private Industry Council’s (PIC) Title I staff have exceeded and/or met their 15 WIOA Common Measure goals for the 2022 / 2023 program year.

Common Measure goals are Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) performance outcomes that measure Adult, Dislocated, and Youth employment and training services for each county in Pennsylvania.

Those goals consist of the following measures:

  1. The employment rate second quarter after exit
  2. Employment rate fourth quarter after exit
  3. Median earnings second quarter after exit
  4. Credential attainment rate
  5. Measurable skill gains

Title I exceeded 14 of the WIOA performance outcomes with an average score of 114% and met one measure at 98.1%. This was a positive year for employment and training.  Title I staff served 174 participants with Individual Training Account (ITA) funding for schooling and 114 participants with On-The-Job Training (OJT).  These trainings resulted in 320 jobs for both Westmoreland and Fayette Counties.

In addition to meeting these goals, PIC was asked to present OJT best practices with the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board at the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Association (PWDA) Conference.  Title I staff presented how they worked with their employers and provided over 5482 services consisting of potential employee matches ( run matches) , employer visits, and job postings. Title I serves both participants and employers.

Title I staff continue to set goals for positive outcomes and full-time employment for all participants.  Their services range from resume preparation, interviews, workshops, career counseling, funding support (ITA) for schooling, and On-The -Job training (OJT) to mobile services in our community and local schools.

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