Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

Partners for Performance – Erie PA

Partners for Performance (PFP) is a non-profit agency established in March 2014 after the reorganization of The Regional Center for Workforce Excellence (RCWE) established in 2000. PFP is the program oversight agency of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program and other federally funded workforce development initiatives in Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango, and Warren Counties. WIA programs are designed to provide training (or retraining) to individuals that align and meet the critical skill needs of regional employers. PA CareerLink®s are the “one-stop” employment centers that provide direct services to address the needs of jobseekers and employers searching for qualified job applicants. Services and programs can be tailored to meet the specific needs of job seekers and employers.

Project Catalogue

Board Strategy Retreat
Start Date: Apr 2014 — End Date: Dec 2014

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness partnered with Workforce Systems Associates to engage a group of 45 to 50 participants in a two-day strategic planning retreat in Erie, PA on May 1-2, 2015.  The planning retreat engaged board members for Partners Performance, the workforce investment board (WIB) of northwest Pennsylvania.  The board consists of employers, […]