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January 19, 2017 4th Cycle Fayette County YouthBuild Graduation

January 19, 2017

YouthBuild Graduation
On January 19, 2017, the fourth cycle of the YouthBuild Program held their graduation ceremony at the PA CareerLink Fayette.  All eight of the students completed the requirements for the program.

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June 30, 2016 - Third Cycle Fayette County YouthBuild Graduation

June 30, 2016

Westfaywib
On June 30, 2016, the third cycle of the Fayette County YouthBuild had their graduation ceremony.  Three graduates completed the program.

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L&I awarded $2 million for reemployment assistance program

February 1, 2016

L&I awarded $2 million for reemployment assistance program.

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YouthBuild Graduation December 22, 2015

December 22, 2015

YouthBuild pic
The second cycle of the YouthBuild Program held their graduation on December 22, 2015.  Nine participants completed the requirements of the program.

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Inaugural Workforce Forum Program

September 24, 2015

The Workforce Investment Board, charter member of the Forum on Workforce Development and education leaders attended an inaugural workforce program to help students find pathways to college, career and high-demand occupations.

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Fluid Power Press Release

September 21, 2015

Fayette Business Education Partnership to Host Williams Fluid Power Challenge

The Fayette Business Education Partnership will host the Williams Fluid Power Challenge, a competition that gets middle school students excited about STEM based careers.  Developed by the National Fluid Power Association, 2015 will mark the second year the program will be held in Fayette County.  The Workshop Day for the event will be held on September 25, followed by a Challenge Day on November 12.  The event is being facilitated and sponsored by Williams, a natural gas infrastructure company, with offices in Connellsville and Pittsburgh.

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Fayette County YouthBuild Graduation

June 24, 2015

YouthBuild Graduation
The Fayette County YouthBuild Graduation was held at the PA CareerLink Fayette County on June 24, 2015. Eight graduates completed the requirements for the program, and five of the eight are working since the program ended.

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Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development

November 13, 2014

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December 10, 2013 WIB Board Meeting

December 10, 2013

County Commissioners Ted Kopas and Tyler Courtney
County Commissioners, Ted Kopas and Tyler Courtney addressed the Board at the December 10, 2013 WIB Board Meeting, along with WIB Chairman Tom Sochaki.  Board members also heard a presentation from the United Way about their Counseling For Careers Success Program.

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