MontcoWorks

MontcoWorks Overview

MontcoWorks administers workforce programming that is designed to meet the diverse needs of employers and job seekers in Montgomery County.

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 establishes local workforce development areas nationwide, tasked with the designation of available funding to stimulate economic development by strengthening the workforce. MontcoWorks serves Montgomery County as the local area’s workforce development board, providing market-driven information and services that align with regional and statewide workforce development planning.

MontcoWorks board members are appointed by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners in accordance with WIOA regulations. Membership is comprised of business leaders (51%) and representatives from education, community organizations, economic development, labor organizations and PA CareerLink® Montgomery County partners.

MontcoWorks Programs and Services

Goals

  • Provide up-to-date regional and local Labor Market Information to public and private sector decision-makers, guiding ongoing workforce programming
  • Inventory, assess, and broker employment services to help facilitate seamless service delivery for Montgomery County’s businesses, adults, dislocated workers, incumbent workers, TANF-recipients, and youth
  • Create a long-term local workforce development plan
  • Develop policies that direct implementation of county-wide workforce programming
  • Procure and provide oversight for operations and WIOA Title I service delivery at the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County, a proud partner of the American Job Center® Network. To visit PA CareerLink® online, go to www.pacareerlink.pa.gov 
  • Procure and provide oversight for service delivery of the Montgomery County Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) program
  • Procure and provide oversight for service delivery of MontcoWorks NOW programming for youth and young adults ages 16-24
  • Meet the needs of employers through innovative approaches to recruitment, on-the-job training, incumbent worker training and customized job training while looking ahead to help build a future pipeline of skilled workers.
  • Promote Industry Partnerships among Montgomery County business leaders by sector, focusing a collaborative effort on planning for the current and future success of their respective industries.

Contact Us

  1. MontcoWorks


    Physical Address


    Human Services Center
    1430 DeKalb Street, 5th Floor
    Norristown, PA 19401
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    Mailing Address


    Human Services Center
    P.O. Box 311
    Norristown, PA 19404

    Phone


    610-278-5950

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

    Jennifer Butler


    Executive Director of MontcoWorks
    Montgomery County Workforce Development Board
    Email

Members

Suzanne Ryan - ChairExternal Affairs Manager, PECO Energy
Mr. Daniel Woodall - Vice Chair
Business Manager, Laborer's International Union Local Union # 135
Mr. Emad Abdelnaby
Senior Director US Marketing, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
Mr. Jason Acree
President & Assistant Manager, LU126, IBEW
Ms. Renee Amoore
Director, Ramsey Educational Development Institute, Inc.
Ms. Kathleen Arnold-Yerger
Executive Director, Norristown Public Library
Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez
Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost, Montgomery County Community College
Ms. Susan Clauser
Director of Adult Education, Keystone Opportunities Center
Ms. Rochelle Culbreath
Public & Government Affairs Liaison, SEPTA
Ms. Marybeth Ferguson
Assistant Regional Director, Southeast Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry
Ms. Catherine Judge Cardillo
Director Pennsylvania Advocacy, Trinity Health
Ms. Pamela Kelly
President/CEO, Pennsuburban Chamber of Greater Montgomery County
Ms. Wendy Klinghoffer
Executive Director, Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Peggy Lee-Clark
Executive Director, Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. (PAID)
Mr. Richard Lewis
President & CEO, The Lewis Group
Mr. Kyle Longacre
Program Administrator, College & Career Readiness, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit
Ms. Dorothy Miller
Lab Services Coordinator, Merck & Co. Inc.
Ms. Stephanie Perry
Assistant District Administrator, Norristown Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Ms. Peggy Schmidt
Executive Director, The Partnership Transportation Management Association of Montgomery County
Mr. Lee Soltysiak
Chief Operating Officer, Montgomery County Commissioners Court House
Ms. Karla Trotman
Executive Vice President, Electro Soft, Inc.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule 2019

Multi-Year Regional Plan & Local Plan Modification

Notice is hereby given that the Montgomery County Workforce Development Board (MontcoWorks) has released a modification to the Local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Multi-Year Local Plan for 30-day public comment period through September 22, 2019. The Southeast Pennsylvania Regional WIOA Multi-Year Plan Modification has also been released for public comment.

Both the Local WIOA Multi-Year Plan Modification and the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional WIOA Multi-Year Plan Modification have been issued in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

The draft modifications with a summary of changes can be accessed at: 

Montgomery County WIOA Mulit-Year Local Plan

The Southeast Pennsylvania Regional WIOA Multi-Year Plan Modification

SEPA Regional Plan and Local Area Plans 

A public meeting will be held on Monday September 9, 2019 10 a.m. at Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb Street Norristown in the Commerce Department Conference Room on the 5th Floor. This public meeting will include an overview of changes and general discussion of Montgomery County’s workforce system and services. Please RSVP for this public meeting at (610) 278-7289.

Written comments can be sent to Jennifer Butler, Executive Director at jbutler@montcopa.org.

Multi-Year Regional Plan & Local Plan


The Montgomery County Workforce Development Area (MontcoWorks) has developed a multi-year local plan while working with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Workforce Development Planning Region to develop a multi-year regional plan. This region includes the following Workforce Development Areas: Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia.  

Regional & Local Plan

State Plan


Pennsylvania's WIOA Combined State Plan