Workforce Wayne is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of business, education, government, economic development, employment services, and community entities in Wayne and Pike Counties, PA, that is working toward an effective workforce delivery system through developing career opportunities; strengthening skills in the workforce; and supporting life long learning.
Through strategic, collaborative and innovative action, Workforce Wayne strives to maximize resources, enhance communication, promote a comprehensive workforce delivery system, and develop a workforce prepared to meet the needs of a growing, 21st century economy.
Workforce Wayne partners have been working together since 2005. In 2008-2009, Workforce Wayne was supported by a Wall Street West/ WIRED (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development) grant. The WIRED/Wall Street West partnership invested in Workforce Wayne with $325,500 in GAP grants, matched with $227,000 locally to implement its Strategic Plan.
For 2010-2011, Workforce Wayne has secured Pennsylvania Departments of Labor and Industry and Community and Economic Development grants totaling $220,000.
Achieving its 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status as of March 9, 2009, Workforce Wayne named its first Board of Directors at the 3rd Annual Meeting in May 2009, including representatives from Wayne and Pike Counties, PA. The Board is an evolution of the Action Committee which was in place from 2005-2009.
Did you know??
- More than 3,000 students drop out of high school every day
- 9th-graduation dropout rates in 2000, US= 33% PA=23%
- A combination of 60% academic courses and 40% CTE is the most effective drop-out prevention program in the American high school.
- Only 44 % of high school seniors graduate with a college-ready transcript
- According to ACT, only 25% of Pennsylvania students are ready for college and work
- 49% of entering college freshmen need some remediation
- 1/4 to 1/3 of freshman do not return for a 2nd year of college
- Of the remaining freshmen only 25% will complete their 4 year degree………in 5 years
- 50% seniors change their career goal in 18 months
- One quarter of those who start at a four year institution transfer.
- One third of those who enter two year colleges intending on transferring to a university, do so. Of these, only one third graduate in six years. success rate = 11%.
- U.S. Department of Labor projects 70% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school, but only 20% of them will require a four-year college degree.
- Only 12% of all jobs require a BA degree (Dept of labor projections to 2012).
- 83% of associate degree holders have same median annual earnings a 4-yr grad.
- There will be 100,000 more jobs for computer technicians than computer engineers.
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