MontcoWorks Overview The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board, MontcoWorks, is responsible for the workforce development activities within Montgomery County.
MontcoWorks' mission is to function as the keystone for Montgomery County's workforce and economic development system providing regionally planned, locally directed, easily accessible, market-driven information and services that are considerate of the abilities and support the needs of our diverse population. Our services will empower our customers to make informed choices, while providing a strategic advantage for Montgomery County.
MontcoWorks' vision is to provide a system whereby job seekers have access to information and resources to obtain the highest level of employment possible, and whereby employers of all sizes and from all industries have access to information and resources to hire the most appropriate employees. The envisioned system does not compete with private sector resources, yet uses the forces of competition to increase productivity and efficiency while complementing services available in the private sector.
MontcoWorks' goals are:
- Guide CareerLink partners and staff in identifying and closing skill gaps
- Inventory, assess, and broker employment support services to help facilitate the seamless delivery of educational training and employment support services to our County's adults, dislocated workers, incumbent workers, and youth for the growth and expansion of our County's economy
- Ensure delivery of public sector services in a private sector business manner and pace
- Develop fully one-stop access for job seekers and employers to a total package of public sector loan programs, business planning and start-up information, as well as job training and placement programs and employment support services
- Build upon the strong relationships that exist between public and private sectors in the County.
Members Mr. Craig Adams
Executive Vice President, Exelon; President & CEO, PECO
President & Assistant Manager, LU126, IBEW
Ms. Renee Amoore
Director, Ramsey Educational Development Institute Inc.
Ms. Kathleen Arnold-Yerger
Executive Director, Norristown Public Library
Mr. Steven Bamford
Executive Director, Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. (PAID)
Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost, Montgomery County Community College
Mr. Joseph Callahan
CEO, Ciright Systems, Inc.
Ms. Rochelle Culbreath
Public & Government Affairs Liaison, SEPTA
Ms. Catherine Judge Cardillo
Director Pennsylvania Advocacy, Trinity Health
Mr. Nicholas Foschi
R&D Early Talent Advisor, GlaxoSmithKline
Ms. Karen Heisler
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Aqua America, Inc.
Ms. Wendy Klinghoffer
Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Ken Krauss
President & Chief Operating Officer, US Axle
Mr. Kyle Longacre
Assistant Principal, Souderton Area High School
Ms. Dorothy Miller
Lab Services Coordinator, Merck & Co. Inc.
Ms. Eileen Mullen
Consultant of Training & Development, ASTM
Mr. James Nichols
Regional Director, Eastern Region Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Workforce Partnership & Operations
Ms. Stephanie Perry
Assistant District Administrator, Norristown Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Dr. Kevin Pollock
President, Montgomery County Community College
Ms. Suzanne Ryan
External Affairs Manager, PECO Energy
Ms. Peggy Schmidt
Executive Director, The Partnership Transportation Management Association of Montgomery County
Mr. Lee Soltysiak
Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Montgomery County Commissioners Court House
Mr. Rick Taylor
Manager of Competition & Rewards, Teva Pharmaceuticals
Mr. Daniel Woodall
Business Manager, Laborer's International Union Local Union # 135
Meeting ScheduleMeeting Schedule 2015 - 2016
Meeting Schedule 2017
Agendas and Minutes
View MontcoWorks Agendas and Minutes
The Montgomery County Workforce Development (MontcoWorks) has developed a multi-year local plan while working with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Workforce Development Planning Region to develop a multi-year regional plan. This region includes the following Workforce Development Areas: Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia.
All SEPA Regional and Local plans are now available for public comment (pending board approval). This comment period will end at 5pm on Friday August 18, 2017.
The Bucks County Workforce Development Board is hosting all plans, including Montgomery’s, on their website via the links below.
For the Montgomery County Local Multi-Year Plan, questions or comments can be sent to Jennifer Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mark the subject line as Local Plan Public Comment
In addition, a public meeting will be held on Thursday August 3rd 10:00am at the Montgomery County Human Services Center 5th Floor Commerce Board Room.
Montgomery County Transitional Local Plan
PY2016 WIOA Transitional Regional/Local Plans letter of approval
The Southeast Pennsylvania Workforce Development Region 2016-2017 Transitional Regional Plan can be found at http://www.bucksworks.org/resources.
Pennsylvania's WIOA Combined State Plan
Sample WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker Cost Reimbursement Contract
Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb Street, 5th Floor
Norristown, PA 19401
Human Services Center
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Executive Director of MontcoWorks
Montgomery County Workforce Development Board