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
Mr. E. Richard Aichele III
Executive Director, Keystone Opportunities Center
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. Wendy Klinghoffer
Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
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. Tara Okon
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
Agendas and Minutes
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Montgomery County Transitional Local Plan
The local plan is required to be posted for public comment for a minimum of 30 days. The Montgomery County Transitional Local Plan is posted for public comment from April 28, 2016 to May 28, 2016. A public meeting to review the local plan will be held on May 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb Street, 1st Floor, Conference Room A & B, Norristown, PA 19401. Questions and comments may be directed to Jennifer Butler, Interim Executive Director, 610-278-5950.
Montgomery County Workforce Investment Area Local Plan Letter of Approval
Montgomery County Workforce Investment Area Local Plan 2012-2017
The Southeast Pennsylvania Workforce Development Region 2016-2017 Transitional Regional Plan will be posted for public comment from May 1, 2016 to May 30, 2016 at http://www.bucksworks.org/resources. Comments will be accepted via the US Postal Service, hand delivery to Mike Lawrence c/o Bucks County Workforce Development Board, 1268 Veterans Highway, Bristol, PA 19007 or by email to Mike Lawrence at email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on May 31, 2016. A postmark by May 31, 2016 is not sufficient; it must be in the office by 4 p.m. on May 31, 2016.