WDB Members


The NWPA Workforce Development Board (WDB) is comprised of members representing business, labor, education, social services, and government agencies throughout Northwest Pennsylvania. Working in cooperation with chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, planning commissions, and others, the Board focuses its development activities on key industry segments that include electronics manufacturing, food processing, construction, health care, metal fabrication, plastics, technology, lumber and hardwoods, oil and gas, transportation, and mining. The Board also administers federal and state funds for programs targeted to adults, dislocated workers, and young people through five PA CareerLink® offices in Erie, Crawford, Clarion, Oil Region (Venango), and Warren


Gary Shaw

Employer: Pa PRIDE, LLC
Years Employed: 3 Years
P: 814-670-0726
F: 814-670-0737
E: garyshaw@papride.net

Before becoming the President/Owner of Pa PRIDE, LLC, Gary spent 14 years in manufacturing, 8 years in small business/marketing consulting in the insurance industry, 5 years working within workforce development as a counselor/ operations manager and owner of a company that provides contractual training for the regional vocational schools. Gary attended Franklin Sr High school and received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketing from Clarion University.

Gary is an asset to the NWPA WIA team because he has a great understanding of the PA CareerLink® system, WIA legislation, and the regional workforce development system and his work in manufacturing, small business development, and now as a small business owner. Though this time, Gary has become familiar with all aspects of the workforce development system in NW PA and the WIA legislation that guides workforce development.

Outside of work, Gary enjoys classic cars/motorcycles enthusiast, traveling, hunting/fishing, golf, most sports, helping others and spending time with his family and friends.


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