MontcoWorks

MontcoWorks Overview

MontcoWorks administers workforce programming that is designed to meet the diverse needs of employers and job seekers in Montgomery County.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 establishes local workforce development areas nationwide, tasked with the designation of available funding to stimulate economic development by strengthening the workforce. MontcoWorks serves Montgomery County as the local area’s workforce development board, providing market-driven information and services that align with regional and statewide workforce development planning.

MontcoWorks board members are appointed by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners in accordance with WIOA regulations. Membership is comprised of business leaders (51%) and representatives from education, community organizations, economic development, labor organizations and PA CareerLink® Montgomery County partners.

Goals

  • Provide up-to-date regional and local Labor Market Information to public and private sector decision-makers, guiding ongoing workforce programming
  • Inventory, assess, and broker employment services to help facilitate seamless service delivery for Montgomery County’s businesses, adults, dislocated workers, incumbent workers, TANF-recipients, and youth
  • Create a long-term local workforce development plan
  • Develop policies that direct implementation of county-wide workforce programming
  • Procure and provide oversight for operations and WIOA Title I service delivery in the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County one-stop
  • Procure and provide oversight for service delivery of the Montgomery County Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program
  • Procure and provide oversight for service delivery of MontcoWorks NOW programming for youth and young adults ages 16-24
  • Meet the needs of employers through innovative approaches to recruitment, on-the-job training, incumbent worker training and customized job training while looking ahead to help build a future pipeline of skilled workers.
  • Promote Industry Partnerships among Montgomery County business leaders by sector, focusing a collaborative effort on planning for the current and future success of their respective industries.

Contact Us

  1. MontcoWorks


    Physical Address


    Human Services Center
    1430 DeKalb Street, 5th Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
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    Mailing Address


    Human Services Center
    P.O. Box 311
    Norristown, PA 19404

    Phone


    610-278-5950

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Jennifer Butler


    Executive Director of MontcoWorks
    Montgomery County Workforce Development Board
    Email

Members

Vacant - Chair

Mr. Daniel Woodall - Vice Chair
Business Manager, Laborer's International Union Local Union # 135
Mr. Jason Acree
President & Assistant Manager, LU126, IBEW
Ms. Renee Amoore
Director, Ramsey Educational Development Institute, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen Arnold-Yerger
Executive Director, Norristown Public Library
Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost, Montgomery County Community College
Mr. Joseph Callahan
CEO, Ciright Systems, Inc.
Ms. Susan Clauser
Director of Adult Education, Keystone Opportunities Center
Ms. Rochelle Culbreath
Public & Government Affairs Liaison, SEPTA
Mr. Nicholas Foschi
R&D Early Talent Advisor, GlaxoSmithKline
Ms. Catherine Judge Cardillo
Director Pennsylvania Advocacy, Trinity Health
Ms. Pamela Kelly
President/CEO, Pennsuburban Chamber of Greater Montgomery County
Ms. Wendy Klinghoffer
Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Ken Krauss
President & Chief Operating Officer, US Axle
Ms. Peggy Lee-Clark
Executive Director, Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. (PAID)
Mr. Kyle Longacre
Program Administrator, College & Career Readiness, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
Ms. Dorothy Miller
Lab Services Coordinator, Merck & Co. Inc.
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
Chief Operating Officer, Montgomery County Commissioners Court House
Ms. Karla Trotman
Executive Vice President, Electro Soft, Inc.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule 2018

Multi-Year Regional Plan & Local Plan


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.  

Regional & Local Plan

State Plan


Pennsylvania's WIOA Combined State Plan