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State System, APSCUF Reach Tentative Agreement, Strike Ends

Late Friday afternoon, we received an announcement that the strike between the faculty union (APSCUF) and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has been settled. Faculty members will return to work effective midnight tonight. For students that have regularly scheduled classes this weekend, report as scheduled. All other students should follow their class schedules starting Monday, October 24.

At a Glance

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The Office of Workforce Development (OWD) works with qualified PA-based companies and their employees to ensure they have skillsets to compete in a global economy.

The OWD facilitates grants issued by Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) which are funded by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Grants issued address recruitment, training, and retention. In addition, the OWD manages the Professional Testing Center which allows ESU students, faculty, staff, and the greater community to take exams that offer certification and licensure across multiple industries.


  1. Facilitates the administration of WEDnetPA Training Grants
  2. Manages Professional Testing Center
  3. Creates Workforce Development Training Programs in the areas of student employability, organizational, business development, and industry specific skills.