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    Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 8:00am - 10:00am 

Driving Tech Talent Growth in PHL

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 8:00am - 10:00am
Convene Cira Centre 
2929 Arch Street, Mezzanine Level | Philadelphia


Employers in Greater Philadelphia have created 25,000 net new tech jobs since the early 2000s – equivalent to 25% of total net employment growth in the region during that span. Tech is positioned to be a major engine of sustained job growth in our economy, but firms report difficulty finding candidates with the needed skills and credentials to fill many positions.

On May 2, during Philly Tech Week, the Economy League released an in-depth analysis of the region’s IT workforce and presented a strategic framework for expanding and deepening the tech talent pool in Greater Philadelphia.

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Charles Eaton

CEO of Creating IT Futures; EVP, Social Innovation, CompTIA



Charles Eaton leads CompTIA’s three philanthropic endeavors. As executive VP of social innovation, Eaton oversees NextUp, our newest initiative to introduce middle schoolers to the possibilities of tech careers, and CompTIA Giving, which supports tech-focused charities through financial and volunteer resources. As the CEO of Creating IT Futures, he leads CompTIA’s main IT charity that enables people to improve their lives through employment in the IT industry. Eaton joined CompTIA in June 2010 and has 23 years of non-profit management experience.

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Community College of Philadelphia
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Deloitte LLP
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Ellen Petersen, Executive Coach and Consulting, LLC
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Mercator Advisors
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Peirce College
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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Salveson Stetson Group
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SEI Investments
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Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
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University City Science Center

African American Chamber of Commerce, Aqua America, Chariot Solutions, McCormick Taylor, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians





U.S. Economic Development Administration, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Lenfest Foundation, SEI, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Graduate! Philadelphia