The Delaware County Workforce Development Board
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.
The DCWDB was established through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The legislation was enacted in July 2014 and
authorizes Workforce Development Boards to establish goals for workforce programs in their local communities. The DCWDB has set standards that will improve the quality of job seeker and employer services throughout Delaware County and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Because it is a business-led Board, it is expected to bring best practices to public workforce development programs and services.
The DCWDB provides leadership on critical workforce issues identified in the Local Strategic Plan. The Board also engages the community to deliberate on key workforce and economic development issues. The DCWDB also oversees programs and services to ensure high quality performance. The DCWDB is comprised of volunteer 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.
The DCWDB meets quarterly. Meetings are open to the public.
DCWDB Board Members
Albert A. Danish, Chairman, Doyle Alliance Group
William Adams, I.B.E.W. Local Union 654
Michael Brady, LPL Financial Services
Elizabeth Brenner, Delaware County Literacy Council
Dominic Cappelli, Jr., My Benefits Advisor
Catherine Judge Cardillo, Trinity Health
Ed Coleman, Community Action Agency of Delaware County
Troy A. Dennis, Express Employment Professionals
Rick Durante, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
Marybeth Ferguson, Bureau of Workforce Partnership & Operations
Adam Gattuso, Monroe Energy, LLC
Laura Goodrich Cairns, Delaware County Commerce Center
Makeda Hudson, Delaware County Assistance Office
Karen Kozachyn, Delaware County Community College
Laura Kasper, Monarch Staffing
Michael Maddren, Maddren Law Office
Patricia McFarland, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Donna Marandola, AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
Eileen Nelson, Stantec Consulting
Jason Rode, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
Christine Rodgers, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
John Shelton, NAACP Chester Branch
William J. Tyson, Penn State Brandywine
Robert Vito, Unequal Technologies
DCWDB Meeting Dates
2021 DCWDB MEETING DATES:
All meetings will be held virtually and written notice will be sent via email to all board members with detailed instructions. Scheduled meetings will commence at 8:00am.
Open Requests for Proposals
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. The immediate past chair of the WDB Board remains a member of the Executive Committee for two years.
Other committees include:
The Delaware County Youth Council is responsible for developing a comprehensive workforce investment strategy for youth programs and services.
CareerLink® Service Partners
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.