The Southwest Corner Workforce Investment Board
(SCWIB) was created in 1999 as a result of the Workforce Investment
Act, a major piece of legislation that overhauled the nation's
federally-funded employment and training programs. Board members,
appointed by the commissioners of Washington, Greene and Beaver
counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, represent employers,
educational institutions and training providers, community
based organizations, organized labor, and government.
The SCWIB's goals are:
- To reduce labor shortages
in targeted industries
- To reduce unemployment
and underemployment among targeted segments of the populations.
- To increase integration
and coordination across the workforce investment system.