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


Jack J. Hewitt

District Administrator (Erie District Office)
Employer: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
Years Employed: 16
P: 800-541-0721
F: 814-871-4631
E: jhewitt@pa.gov

Jack has 16 years experience in Vocational Rehabilitation, including 3 years Case Management/Support Coordination with persons with disabilities, and 5 years in Supported Employment/Job Coaching with persons with disabilities. Overall, Jack has over 30 years experience advocating for persons with disabilities. He holds a MA in Vocational Rehabilitation and a BA in Speech and Hearing Disorders with a minor in Education. He has also completed Masters classes in Audiology. Additionally, Jack holds an advanced rating in Sign Communication Proficiency. Jack is a subject matter expert on disability services, accommodations, and support/services for persons with disabilities. Outside of work, Jack enjoys spending time with his family, being outside, and supporting his church and community through Knights of Columbus, Elks, and other groups.


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