Wolf signs workforce development order

Tony Romeo
February 19, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Gov. Wolf signs an executive order in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order creating a “command center” to coordinate economic and workforce development.

Jessica Trybus is a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Board and founder of a company that uses video games to encourage young people to explore potential careers.

"Just in my business, we don’t need more research engineers. We need coders. I need game designers. I need people that can write and communicate well," she said.

The Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center, created with Wolf’s signature, will expand the collaboration between government and the private sector to more rapidly address the worker skills gap and needs of employers.

“To lead the command center, I am appointing a six-person executive committee: three leaders from the private sector, and three leaders from my administration.”

The governor made workforce development one of the highlights of his budget address earlier this month.