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Education & Talent

Making an Impact: Industry Partnerships

The “industry partnerships” model aims to foster industry-led partnerships that train workers for high-demand, mid-skilled positions. To achieve this goal, multiple employers in the same industry come together to identify their common talent needs and then train workers to fill available positions. Pennsylvania has long been seen as leader in the industry partnership movement; in Greater Philadelphia, successful industry partnerships have been established in industries ranging from healthcare to advanced manufacturing. We need to expand these successful partnerships (such as the Job Opportunity Investment Network), seed new ones and advocate for the incorporation of best practices into the public workforce system.