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§ 6250.504. Plan, functions and responsibilities

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 5. Local Workforce Investment Areas and Boards
Effective: December 16, 2002 to September 5, 2022
24 P.S. § 6250.504
§ 6250.504. Plan, functions and responsibilities
(a) Unified workforce investment plan.--A local workforce investment board, in partnership with the chief elected official of the county or counties served by the local workforce investment board, shall submit to the Governor for approval a unified workforce investment plan. The unified workforce investment plan shall be developed through a process which includes the opportunity for participation by current and potential customers and service providers and which shall contain, at a minimum, the following:
(1) A description of the local workforce investment area's strategic economic and workforce vision and of how the vision will be attained.
(2) A description of how the plan supports the Commonwealth's overall mission and goals.
(3) An analysis of the local workforce investment area market, including projected growth industries and declining industries.
(4) A description of the respective roles of the local elected officials and the local workforce investment board.
(5) A description of programs for eligible youth.
(6) A description of the local workforce investment area's one-stop delivery system.
(7) A description of the services to be provided to all customers.
(8) A description of how, in serving the local workforce investment area, coordination of workforce development services and investment activities will occur with postsecondary institutions; area vocational-technical schools1 and career technology centers; secondary schools, including charter schools at these grade levels; community colleges; and technical colleges.
(9) If appropriate, a description of a regional strategic component to the local plan.
(10) If available, an analysis of regional market trends.
(b) Functions and responsibilities.--A local workforce investment board, in order to develop and implement a unified workforce investment plan for the investment and utilization of private and public resources to meet the current and future workforce investment needs of its region in furtherance of section 102,2 has the following functions and responsibilities:
(1) To organize and elect a chairperson.
(2) To assess the economic and workforce needs of the local workforce investment area and to develop a unified plan which builds on available services and resources to effectively meet the workforce and economic needs of the local workforce investment area.
(3) To implement mechanisms to secure appropriate input in the development of policies, performance standards or investment strategies.
(4) To assist in the development of and collaboration within the one-stop delivery system.
(5) To develop, adopt and assure adherence to local performance standards, quality assurance standards and applied operating principles which are consistent with criteria throughout the one-stop delivery system.
(6) To establish cooperative and collaborative relationships with other local workforce investment boards and, if appropriate, with the unified system governing bodies of other states.
(7) To authorize use of local workforce investment funds, including individual training accounts, where applicable, for eligible customers, for any of the following services:
(i) Core services shall be available to individuals who are adults or dislocated workers through the one-stop delivery system and shall, at a minimum, include all of the following:
(A) Determinations of whether the individuals are eligible to receive assistance.
(B) Outreach; intake, which may include worker profiling; and orientation to the information and other services available through the one-stop delivery system.
(C) Initial assessment of skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and supportive service needs.
(D) Job search and placement assistance and, where appropriate, career counseling.
(E) Provision of employment statistics information, including the provision of accurate information relating to national, regional and local labor market areas, such as:
(I) job vacancy listings in such labor market areas;
(II) information on job skills necessary to obtain the jobs described in subclause (I); and
(III) information relating to local occupations in demand and the earnings and skill requirements for such occupations.
(F) Provision of performance information and program cost information on eligible providers of training services, provided by program, eligible providers of youth activities, providers of adult education, providers of postsecondary vocational education activities and vocational education activities available to school dropouts under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (Public Law 88-210, 20 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.) and providers of vocational rehabilitation program activities described in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-112, 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.).
(G) Provision of information regarding how the local workforce investment area is performing on the local performance measures and any additional performance information with respect to the one-stop delivery system in the local workforce investment area.
(H) Provision of accurate information relating to the availability of services in community colleges, area vocational-technical schools and career technology centers and technical colleges, workforce development services and the availability of work support services, including child care and transportation, in the local workforce investment area and referral to such services as appropriate.
(I) Provision of transitional support, including information regarding filing claims for unemployment compensation.
(J) Assistance in establishing eligibility for welfare-to-work activities under section 403(a)(5) of the Social Security Act (49 Stat. 620, 42 U.S.C. § 603(a)(5)) available in the local workforce investment area and programs of financial aid assistance for training and education programs that are not funded under this act and are available in the local workforce investment area.
(K) Follow-up services, including counseling regarding the workplace.
(ii) Intensive services:
(A) Intensive services shall be provided to adults and dislocated workers who:
(I) are unemployed and are unable to obtain employment through core services;
(II) have been determined by the one-stop delivery system operator to be in need of more intensive services in order to obtain employment; or
(III) are employed but are determined by a one-stop delivery system operator to be in need of intensive services in order to obtain or retain employment that allows for self-sufficiency.
(B) Intensive services shall be provided through the one-stop delivery system directly through one-stop delivery system operators or through contracts with service providers, which may include contracts with public, private for-profit and private nonprofit service providers, approved by the local workforce investment board.
(C) Intensive services may include the following:
(I) Comprehensive and specialized assessments of the skill levels and service needs of adults and dislocated workers, which may include diagnostic testing and use of other assessment tools and in-depth interviewing and evaluation to identify employment barriers and appropriate employment goals.
(II) Development of an individual employment plan to identify the employment goals, appropriate achievement objectives and appropriate combination of services for the participant to achieve the employment goals.
(III) Group counseling.
(IV) Individual counseling and career planning.
(V) Case management.
(VI) Short-term prevocational services, including development of learning skills, communication skills, interviewing skills, punctuality, personal maintenance skills and professional conduct to prepare individuals for employment or training.
(iii) Training services:
(A) Training services shall be provided to adults and dislocated workers who:
(I) have met the eligibility requirements for intensive services and who are unable to obtain or retain employment through such services;
(II) after an interview, evaluation or assessment and case management, have been determined by a one-stop delivery system operator or one-stop delivery system partner to be in need of training services and to have the skills and qualifications to successfully participate in the selected program of training services; and
(III) select programs of training services which are directly linked to the employment opportunities in the local workforce investment area involved or in another area in which the adults or dislocated workers receiving such services are willing to relocate.
(B) Training services shall be limited to individuals who are unable to obtain other grant assistance for such services, including Federal Pell Grants established under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-329, 20 U.S.C. § 1070 et seq.), or require assistance beyond the assistance made available under other grant assistance programs, including Federal Pell Grants.
(C) Training services may include:
(I) Occupational skills training, including training for nontraditional employment.
(II) On-the-job training.
(III) Programs which combine workplace training with related instruction, including cooperative education programs.
(IV) Training programs operated by the private sector.
(V) Skill upgrading and retraining.
(VI) Entrepreneurial training.
(VII) Job readiness training.
(VIII) Adult education and literacy activities provided in combination with services described in any of subclauses (I) through (VII).
(IX) Customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer or group of employers to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training.
(8) To compile an annual report to be submitted to the board by a deadline to be determined by the board. This report shall include, at a minimum:
(i) a list of the membership of the local workforce investment board, including the name, affiliation, address, telephone number, telefax number and electronic mail address;
(ii) the negotiated local level of performance;
(iii) the level of performance achieved, including an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses;
(iv) the programs participated in; and
(v) a list of the local eligible service providers.

Credits

2001, Dec. 18, P.L. 949, No. 114, § 504, effective July 1, 2002. Amended 2002, Dec. 16, P.L. 1930, No. 224, § 7, imd. effective.

Footnotes

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. § 6250.102.
24 P.S. § 6250.504, PA ST 24 P.S. § 6250.504
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 40. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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