Advance Central PA offers a comprehensive selection of solutions to help companies maximize the positive impact of your workforce with improved productivity, efficiency, and performance. With our extensive experience in the operation, management, and oversight of workforce development programs, Advance Central PA built the PA CareerLink® system across the nine-county region with a focus on service to employers and relevance to industry. We concentrate our resources on providing customized services to employers that offer growth opportunities and family-sustaining wages.

To view these and more services offered to Central PA businesses, also visit the Central PA CareerLink® website.

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Advance Central PA and the PA CareerLink® Business Solutions Representatives work with you to create a tailored approach to address your workforce needs. We offer business customers a full range of services designed to assist in the development and retention of a quality workforce.

Through a variety of programs, Advance Central PA is able to offer an array of options to help you develop a strong, skilled and educated workforce.

On-The-Job Training

On-the-Job Training provides a wage reimbursement to businesses as they train new employees in the occupational skills needed for success.

Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent Worker Training Program provides funding for customized employee training to existing businesses to help them remain competitive and retain jobs.


Apprenticeship is a business led training model that results in highly skilled employees and is applicable to any industry.


WorkKeys® is the leading job skills assessment system in the nation, measuring “real world” foundational skills that are critical to job success.

Wage Surveys and Labor Market Analysis

Occupational wage and labor market information can help your business recruit or retain workforce talent.

Industry Partnerships

Industry Partnerships bring together companies within the same industry sector to identify and invest in the skills needed to make industries more competitive.

Make an Impact

Advance Central PA has opportunities for you to connect with the future workforce and education for a lasting impact.