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


Dr. Ray Feroz

Professor and Chair (Human Services, Rehabilitation, Health & Sport Sciences)
Employer: Clarion University

Raymond is a Professor and Chair of Human Services, Rehabilitation, and Health & Sports Sciences. He received his Ph. D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh, his Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Boston University, and his BA in Sociology from Kent State University.


Raymond is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor – Pennsylvania, and Human Services – Board Certified Professional. He is a fierce advocate for individuals who are in need of career training an employment. He is knowledgeable of the federal and state legislation and regulations pertaining to the rights and entitlements and opportunities open to persons who are unemployed, disadvantaged, or who suffer from disabling conditions.


When he is not working, Raymond enjoys reading, rooting for the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. He also likes gardening, fishing, traveling and motorcycling. 


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