MontcoWorks Overview

MontcoWorks administers workforce programming that is designed to meet the diverse needs of employers and career 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

MontcoWorks Partner Resources

2021-2024 WIOA Local Plan and Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Plan

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires local workforce development boards and workforce regions to develop and publish a strategic plan every four years that details workforce service delivery and compliance. Additionally, both local and regional plans must be reviewed for modifications every two years. 

The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board, MontcoWorks, is in the process of evaluating the WIOA 2021-2024 Local Plan for required bi-annual revisions. MontcoWorks invites Montgomery County workforce stakeholders and partners to  review the current plan to provide input ahead of the February 2023 modification submission. If you have input or would like to learn more about MontcoWorks’ strategic planning and local labor statistics, please contact Jennifer Butler at by January 20, 2023.

Montgomery County Local Plan

The Southeast Pennsylvania Workforce Development Planning Region is in the process of evaluating the WIOA 2021-2024 Regional Plan for required bi-annual revisions.. The planning region, consisting of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, invites workforce stakeholders and partners to  review the current plan to provide input ahead of the February 2023 modification submission. If you have input or would like to learn more about the Southeast Pennsylvania Workforce Development Planning Region’s  strategic planning and regional labor statistics, please contact Jennifer Butler at by January 20, 2023.

Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Plan

2022-2023 High Priority Occupations List

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Workforce System has established High Priority Occupations (HPOs) as one component of Pennsylvania’s industry-driven approach to workforce development. The purpose of the HPO list is to align workforce training and education investmHigh Priority Occupations2 Opens in new windowents with occupations that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are most likely to provide family-sustaining wages.

Read more about HPOs and the methodology used to determine inclusion on the list.

View the Final 2022-2023 HPO List for Montgomery County


  • 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 
  • 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 14-24
  • 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.

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Schedule 2023


Suzanne Ryan - ChairExternal Affairs Manager, PECO Energy

Peggy Lee-Clark - Vice Chair -Executive Director, Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc. (PAID) 

Jason AcreePresident & Assistant Manager, LU126, IBEW

Dr. Victoria Bastecki-PerezPresident, Montgomery County Community College

Kevin BoyleFinancial Secretary-Treasurer / Business Manager, Ironworkers’ Local Union No. 401

Kelly Canally-BrownDirector of Programs and Services, Family Services

Jimmy Chong Owner/Attorney, The Chong Law Firm

Susan ClauserDirector of Adult Education, Keystone Opportunities Center

Marybeth Ferguson WilliamsAssistant Regional Director, Southeast Bureau of Workforce Partnership and Operations, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

Syed Islam - Chief Executive Officer, Daffodil Home Care

Catherine Judge CardilloDirector Pennsylvania Advocacy, Trinity Health

Pamela KellyPresident/CEO, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County

Solomon KimVice President of Financial Planning, Morgan Stanely Wealth Management

France KrazalkovichVice President of Operations, KPInterface, Inc.

Kyle LongacreDean of Workforce and Economic Development, Montgomery County Community College

Barbara O’MalleyDeputy Chief Operating Officer, County of Montgomery

Paul PappasergiDirector of Contracts Management, Eckerd Connects

Shanae StallworthActing District Administrator, PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Keith Taylor - President, Zachary's BBQ and Soul

Megan Tomlinson - Director of Events, Membership and Services, Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board

Kelly Weiss - Co-Owner, Perkiomen Valley Brewery

PA CareerLink® Montgomery County

At PA CareerLink® Montgomery County, meeting the needs of our career seekers and employers is a top priority. Give us a call at 610-270-3429 to learn more about the many ways we can help you through a full range of in-person and virtual services including:

  • General Unemployment Compensation claim guidance and support (we do not determine eligibility but can help answer questions)
  • Career Counseling
  • A full menu of online workshops 
  • Short-term online and in-person (where available) training programs
  • Support services which can include direct service referrals through our partnership with Community Connections, assistance with transportation (as needed), supplies/equipment needed for training or employment, and other supports needed to successfully complete their online training and enter employment (we are prepared to go as close to the edge of the box without going outside of it for support services).

Visit the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County page here. Follow @PACLMontCo on social media! Text "PACLMontCo" to 22828 to sign up for updates, hot jobs, training opportunities, and much more!


MontcoWorks NOW serves at-risk youth and young adults who reside in Montgomery County, are between the ages of 14-24, and are presented with a significant barrier to completing or advancing in education or obtaining employment.

MontcoWorks NOW provides comprehensive, year-round programs and services for eligible youth and young adults who are either in school, have left school without a diploma and are now motivated and re-engaged, or have graduated and are unemployed/underemployed.


The Montgomery County Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) provides job-search assistance, guidance, and support to its participants. EARN is comprised of a dedicated staff that are committed to helping participants achieve their goals. Program participants create a plan of action to gain employment and are offered guidance toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. Resources such as The Career Wardrobe, computer labs, life-skills workshops, on-site recruitment events, and individualized attention are all utilized to ensure that success is EARNed. The EARN Program is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services through TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families). Participants must have children and be referred to this program by the County Assistance Office.

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


    Dial 711 for TTY-based Telecommunications Relay Services


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

    Jennifer Butler

    Executive Director of MontcoWorks
    Montgomery County Workforce Development Board

MontcoWorks is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.