A labor market area that is usually a group of contiguous counties where employment, training, and educational services are provided as established under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to provide services for dislocated workers and other eligible individuals.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal act passed in 2014 designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA ensures that employment and training services provided by the core programs of employment services, workforce development, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation activities are coordinated and complementary so that job seekers acquire skills and credentials that meet employers' needs.
The data depicts each training opportunity completed by individuals through Industry Partnership training funding by Program Year (PY). The file includes all training and the number of individuals that benefited from the training and the workforce development area in which the industry partnership is organized. The data show the amount of training that is driven by employer demand to ensure PA’s employers remain competitive and workers retain employment and enhance their career opportunities.
This is Department of Labor and Industry(DLI) dataset.
There are 5 other Workforce training files from Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that when combined with this file support the Governor's Workforce Development Goal of training 340,000 individuals by 2020