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§ 6250.102. Declaration of policy

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: September 6, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 38. Workforce Development Act
Chapter 1. Preliminary Provisions
Effective: September 6, 2022
24 P.S. § 6250.102
§ 6250.102. Declaration of policy
The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
(1) It is the intent of this act to address more effectively the potential of citizens, employers and communities in this Commonwealth by doing all of the following:
(i) Recognizing that the skills and knowledge of the Commonwealth's workforce are the keys to providing enhanced opportunities for individuals and economic competitive advantages for businesses and communities.
(ii) Providing for more efficient and coordinated administration of workforce investment activities.
(iii) Promoting the coordination and integration of workforce investment, economic development and education policies for eligible youth, postsecondary education and adult education.
(2) The expressed goals of the unified system are:
(i) Economic opportunity for all citizens and businesses.
(ii) Economic self-sufficiency and individual responsibility.
(iii) An educated workforce with relevant skills for personal growth and economic prosperity.
(3) The goals set forth in paragraph (2) are to be attained through fostering a dynamic world-class workforce in which citizens and businesses in this Commonwealth possess the knowledge and skills to succeed and excel in a highly competitive and rapidly changing world.
(4) Achievement of a world-class workforce in this Commonwealth is best accomplished through a unified system which is dedicated to and operates in adherence with the following basic philosophy and core values:
(i) Economic competitiveness based on improvements in productivity, quality and service.
(ii) Excellence and informed choice in education, training opportunities, workplace preparation and career decision making for eligible youth and adults.
(iii) A strong work ethic, mutual respect, a commitment to lifelong learning and the valuing of all workers and their work.
(iv) Stewardship of public resources, emphasizing private sector solutions to workforce development goals supplemented by public/private partnerships and limited government involvement when necessary.
(v) The highest-quality delivery of market-driven services which are readily identifiable and easily accessible and which consider the abilities and work-support needs of a diverse population.
(vi) Continuous quality improvement through cooperation and collaboration among all who participate in the unified system in order for individuals to earn family-sustaining wages for economic self-sufficiency.
(vii) Guaranteeing the quality and performance of workforce development programs and the skill training provided to employees, incumbent workers, job seekers and students.
(5) This act enables the Commonwealth to participate in the program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (Public Law 113-128, 128 Stat. 1425).1


2001, Dec. 18, P.L. 949, No. 114, § 102, effective July 1, 2002. Amended 2002, Dec. 16, P.L. 1930, No. 224, § 2, imd. effective; 2022, July 7, P.L. 399, No. 31, § 1, effective in 60 days [Sept. 6, 2022].


29 U.S.C.A. § 3101 et seq.
24 P.S. § 6250.102, PA ST 24 P.S. § 6250.102
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 114. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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