The Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board (SAWDB) will lead initiatives designed to enhance the skills of the workforce in order to meet the needs of the region’s employers to compete in a world economy.  In order to accomplish this, the SAWDB is committed to supporting a data-driven, goal-oriented public workforce system that:

  • Is flexible and responsive to the changing needs of jobseekers and employers;
  • Embraces innovation as espoused in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA);
  • Is committed to serving all those who are seeking employment or employees;
  • Is integrated into a larger, coordinated network that includes other entities with a similar mission;
  • Recognizes the importance of career pathways and invests in training opportunities that are tied to employer demand and result in jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage for the employee;
  • Is committed to excellence and accountable to its funding agents, its customers, and its partners.