The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board funds the Experience Works! work experience program utilizing TANF and WIOA funding that requires participants to meet eligibility requirements. The Experience Works! Youth Work Experience Program incorporates a paid work experience along with an educational component that supports development of critical soft skills, life-long learning and career planning. With the combination of supportive services, education, and expansion of private sector employers, participants are match with a career path and goals of the youth based on high priority occupations for our local workforce area

The Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board, “Experience Works!” Youth Work Experience Program provides youth ages 16-24 with an opportunity to gain strong work experiences with local employers that will assist them in selecting a viable career path for their future success.
There are 2 providers in Fayette County, Fayette County Community Action Agency and the Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette. Applications can be found for the program on their websites:

Community Action

Private Industry Council

Workforce Investment Board


This service, which is funded by a grant through the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board, is for eligible young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. The services are free of charge.  The goal of the program is to provide young adult education and training. To find out more about qualifications and eligibility, click the link below.

Top 5 (YMCA Program)

Through a partnership between the Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Investment Board and The Uniontown Area YMCA, this program was created to assist local 16-24 year olds who are not in school and not employed to gain valuable life skills through employment at the YMCA. The participants acquire  work certifications such as Lifeguarding, CPR, and Wilderness First Aid. Participants also gain valuable experience, encouragement and independence while performing various different jobs at the YMCA.

High Priority Occupations (HPO)

The purpose of the HPO lists is to align workforce training and education investments with occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are most likely to provide family sustaining wages.

Fayette Business Education Partnership

65 W. Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
p: 724.437.4571

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