Al Danish, Chairman
The Delaware County Workforce Development Board (DCWDB) is a business-led Board that works in partnership with County Council. Our goal is to make sure that Delaware County has a dynamic and high quality workforce. We do this by working with businesses to improve the skill levels of all current and potential workers.
We offer Employers, regardless of industry, the tools to improve their entire workforce.
We connect Delaware County Job Seekers to jobs as well as helpful information about employers in Delaware County.
We connect job seekers to a wide number of state, county and local organizations that provide education, job training and social services.
The Delaware County WDB was established through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA.) Federal Workforce Investment Act. This legislation was enacted in July 2014 and authorizes WDBs to establish goals for workforce programs in their local communities. WDB's are also expected to set standards that will improve the quality of programs and services. Because it is a business-led Board, it is expected to bring best business practices to government programs and services. Briefly, the WDB:
Provides leadership on the critical workforce issues identified in the WDB's community-wide Strategic Plan.
Reaches out to the community to deliberate on key workforce issues.
Motivates the many organizations responsible for carrying out the goals and action steps.
Oversees programs and services to ensure high quality performance.
Serving on the WDB are 39 leaders from private business, organized labor, education, economic development, human services and community-based organizations , all of whom are appointed by County Council to terms of three years. Much of the work of the WDB is accomplished through its Committees some of which include non-WDB members.
The Delaware County WDB meets quarterly. These meetings are open to the public.
DCWDB Board Members
The Delaware County Workforce Investment Board (DCWDB) is responsible for the strategic management of all workforce development programs in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Our goal is to improve the quality of services and ensure that all job seekers have sufficient information upon which to make an informed decision. The DCWDB is led by volunteers from the private sector and includes individuals from education, organized labor, employment and training, human services and community-based organizations. The Delaware County WDB is comprised of thirty-one volunteer members, all of whom are appointed by Delaware County Council to terms of two or three years. The WDB meets on a quarterly basis and meetings are open to the public.
Albert A. Danish
Doyle Alliance Group
William Adams, I.B.E.W.
Local Union 654
Crozer Keystone Health System
LPL Financial Services
Dominic Cappelli, Jr.
Radnor Benefits Group
Catherine Judge Cardillo
Community Action Agency of Delaware County
Monroe Energy, LLC
Delaware County Community College
Delaware County Literacy Council
J. Patrick Killian
Delaware County Commerce Center
Maddren Law Office
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Bureau of Workforce Partnership & Operations
Operating Engineers, Local 542
Delaware County Assistance Office
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
William J. Santora
A & E Construction
NAACP Chester Branch
Brinker & Simpson, CPA
William J. Tyson
Penn State Brandywine
Much of the work of the WDB is accomplished through its Committees, some of which include non-WDB members. The Chair shall appoint special Committees as deemed necessary.
The Executive Committee develops and oversees the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and WDB budgets, making the final determination on proposals for funding. The Executive Committee is composed of the WDB Board Officers and the chairs of all Standing Committees. The fiscal agent serves as a nonvoting member and the immediate past chair of the WDB Board remains a member of the Executive Committee for two years. Other committees include:
The Delaware County Workforce Development Board chooses the providers and is responsible for CareerLink® oversight.
An industry partnership is a consortium of employers, educators, and workforce development professionals coming together around the common purpose of addressing workforce needs.
DCWDB Meeting Dates
2018 DCWDB BOARD MEETING DATES:
ALL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD AT DREXELBROOK CATERING, DREXELBROOK DR. & VALLEY RDS., DREXEL HILL, PA
THE SCHEDULED MEETINGS WILL COMMENCE AT 8:00 AM.