On September 12 and 13 hundreds of dentists, hygienists, dental students and volunteers will transform the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds into a free dental clinic for underserved residents of the Lehigh Valley. This is the second annual Mission of Mercy in Pennsylvania (MOM-n-PA) dental outreach event . With more than 100 fully equipped dental units, volunteer dentists are hoping to provide as many as 2,000 patient visits during the two-day free dental clinic. X-ray examinations, dental fillings, extractions, root- canal treatments and cleanings will be provided.

The MOM-n-PA organizers have been working closely with community based groups (in) to recruit underserved patients for the dental clinic. There are no eligibility requirements and no pre-registration. Doors will open at 6 a.m. on September 12. In addition to dental services, every effort will be made to have health agencies available for patients to arrange for aftercare and future dental needs.
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Boomers to Business 2014:
Presented by the Small Business Development Center in Partnership with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. and made possible by a grant from the PA Department of Labor & Industry, the focus of this seminar series is to create a clear path to business ownership for those who are 55+ who are considering entrepreneurship. Through this specially designed four part series, attendees will learn how to open and start a business, along with special topics unique to boomer entrepreneurs. With the knowledge of these semiars in hadn, attendees will be able to make an informed decision if entrepreneurship is a fitting option for their lifestyle.
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Thank you for your support in the Lehigh Valley.  It was my first experience working with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (LVWIB) and I am so glad we have an organization that is helping manufacturing grow.   I hope there are future opportunities to work together.  
                         -          Chad Lesko, VP Operations, Lynar Corporation

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On behalf of Chair, Patricia Hartwell and the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc., in partnership with Chief Elected
Officials Lehigh County Executive Croslis and Northampton County Executive Stoffa, we are  pleased to present the Final Lehigh
Valley Local Workforce Investment Board Local Plan for Program Years 2012-2016.  The Local Plan has been approved by the PA
Department of Labor and Industry through June 30, 2017, as shown below.

Click  below for Final Local Plan documents:
PA Department of Labor and Industry Final Plan Approval Letter
Final LVWIB Local Plan
Appendix A through Appendix N
Attachment A Regional Gap Analysis
Attachment B LV Manufacturing Career Pathways
Attachment C LV Green Career Pathways
Attachment D PDE Career Pathways
Attachment E CWIA Survey
Attachment F LV SkillsGap Analysis
Attachment G LCCC Gap Analysis

The Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. will make available to the public, on a regular basis through open meetings, information regarding the activities of the local board, including information regarding the local plan prior to submission of the plan, and regarding membership, the designation and certification of one-stop operators, and the award of grants or contracts to eligible providers of youth activities, and on request, minutes of formal meetings of the local board.