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2015 – 2016 West Central WDA High Priority Occupation List – High Priority Occupations (HPOs) are job categories that are determined to be in demand by employers, have higher skill needs, and provide family sustaining wages.  For the Statewide list or other PA Workforce Development Areas’ lists visit the PA Department of Labor website.  The current lists are valid September 1, 2015, through August 31, 2016.

Lawrence and Mercer County Profiles – A compilation of selected economic, geographic and demographic data for Lawrence & Mercer Counties, including Labor Force and unemployment rate, Personal income data, Major employers by industry sector, and Employment and wages by industry sector.  For more information, or other counties’ data, visit the PA Department of Labor Center for Workforce Information & Analysis’s webpage.

Oh-Penn Skill Gap Analysis – Study of nine in-demand manufacturing occupations to identify critical skills needed by the employers produced under the Workforce Innovation Fund (WIF) grant awarded by United States Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.

Northwest Commission Regional Skills Gap Analysis – A detailed workforce analysis of Northwest Pennsylvania’s eight counties: Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence Mercer, Venango, and Warren.

West Central Workforce Development System Organizational Chart – Chart showing the clear separation of duties between the local board and the programmatic/service delivery entities.