Erie County Executive Barry Grossman once put the plight of the Regional Center for Workforce Excellence in philosophical terms.
"Do you want people on boards being aggressive, creative, proactive?
told me about the RCWE
board months ago.
"I would much prefer that kind of board to the boards I see that sit around and collect dust."
The nonprofit RCWE managed the finances (currently about $7.6 million in government money) and operations of the Northwest Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, which develops job-training programs for Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Venango and Warren counties.
helped appoint the WIB members, many of them business executives, who also acted as the board for the RCWE
championed the RCWE
took office in 2010.
told me months ago, the RCWE
board acted ambitiously to try to address a genuine problem -- the need for more job-training money.
The state found the methods flawed.
will soon have a new voice on the WIB.
Kathy Dahlkemper defeated Grossman
in the 2013 Democratic primary and then won the November election.