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§ 6250.103. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 16, 2002 to September 5, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 38. Workforce Development Act
Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions
Effective: December 16, 2002 to September 5, 2022
24 P.S. § 6250.103
§ 6250.103. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Board.” The Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board established in section 301.1
“Certification.” An approval issued by the Governor, upon recommendation by the board, to a local workforce investment board which satisfies the eligibility requirements established by the Governor, upon recommendation by the board.
“Chief elected official.” Any of the following:
(1) The mayor of a city of the first class.
(2) The mayor of a city of the second class.
(3) The chairperson of the board of commissioners of a county or an individual acting in that capacity.
(4) The county executive in a home rule charter county or optional plan county under 53 Pa.C.S. Pt. III Subpt. E2 (relating to home rule and optional plan government).
(5) The county executive in a county of the second class which has opted for home rule under Article XXXI-C of the act of July 28, 1953 (P.L. 723, No. 230),3 known as the Second Class County Code.
“Customer.” Any employer, job seeker or incumbent worker who wishes to engage in workforce investment activities which fall within the purview of this act. The term does not include a service provider.
“Customized training.” Training which is designed to meet the special requirements of an employer, including a group of employers, and which is conducted with a commitment by the employer to employ an individual on successful completion of the training.
“Eligible youth.” An individual who:
(1) is not less than 14 years of age and not more than 21 years of age;
(2) is a low-income individual; and
(3) is an individual who is:
(i) deficient in basic literacy skills;
(ii) a school dropout;
(iii) homeless;
(iv) a runaway or a foster child;
(v) pregnant or a parent;
(vi) an offender; or
(vii) in need of additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment.
“Employment.” Work that is employer based or entrepreneurial.
“Information access.” An information system which:
(1) makes use of a combination of technologies and means of access;
(2) is readily identifiable and easily accessible; and
(3) enables the sharing of workforce investment information across all parts of the unified system and is available to all customers.
“Lifelong learning.” Formal and informal learning and training activities, as well as work experience, which develop the knowledge and the learning skills of students and customers to enhance learning, employability and the quality of life for each individual in society.
“Local workforce investment area.” An area designated by the Governor, through consultation with the board and the chief elected officials, to further the goals and purpose of this act.
“Local workforce investment board.” An entity recommended for certification by the board, certified by the Governor and organized to further the goals and purpose of this act.
“One-stop delivery system.” A one-stop collaborative network of service providers designed to deliver to customers high-quality information access, lifelong learning, transitional or work support services or activities and economic investment services and activities at a county or multicounty level.
“Participating agencies.” All of the following:
(1) The Department of Aging.
(2) The Department of Community and Economic Development.
(3) The Department of Education.
(4) The Department of Labor and Industry.
(5) The Department of Public Welfare.4
(6) Any agency which oversees and monitors funds appropriated by the Federal Government and designated by the Governor or funds specifically appropriated by the General Assembly for workforce investment which falls under the authority of the board.
“School entity.” A public school district, intermediate unit or area vocational-technical school.5
“Service provider.” Any individual, partnership or corporation, secondary or postsecondary educational institution or intermediate unit or public agency that engages in the business of providing workforce investment services and activities for monetary remuneration.
“Transitional support.” Wage loss or subsistence programs, such as public assistance, unemployment compensation and workers' compensation, which are designed to provide temporary income during a defined interim period to enable a customer to pursue employment opportunities and to obtain and engage in employment.
“Unified system.” The system for the delivery of workforce investment programs to assure a well-educated, highly skilled workforce for this Commonwealth.
“Work support.” Assistance which helps a customer secure and maintain employment, such as assistance in securing child care, transportation, vocational rehabilitation goods or services or case management.
“Workforce development.” Information access and lifelong learning activities. The term includes vocational education programs; programs in community colleges, technical colleges and postsecondary education institutions authorized to grant diplomas and certificates, specialized associate, associate, baccalaureate and advanced degrees; and transitional support and work support services or activities which enable customers to engage in or prepare for employment opportunities.
“Workforce investment.” Workforce development.
“Youth activity.” An activity which is carried out for eligible youths.


2001, Dec. 18, P.L. 949, No. 114, § 103, effective July 1, 2002. Amended 2002, Dec. 16, P.L. 1930, No. 224, § 3, imd. effective.


24 P.S. § 6250.301.
53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2901 et seq.
16 P.S. § 6101-C et seq. (expired).
Now Department of Human Services; see 62 P.S. § 103.
Reference to “area vocational-technical school” deemed to be reference to “area career and technical school”, pursuant to 2019, June 28, P.L. 117, No. 16, § 27; 2019, June 28, P.L. 146, No. 18, § 23; 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 62.
24 P.S. § 6250.103, PA ST 24 P.S. § 6250.103
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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