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Fueling Philadelphia's Talent Engine: A Citywide Workforce Strategy

Hosting Organization: 
ity of Philadelphia, Department of Commerce
Thursday, February 15, 2018
9:00am - 11:00am EST
Philadelphia, PA
Community College of Philadelphia | Winnet Student Life Building | Second Floor, Great Hall | Philadelphia PA 19130
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In 2018, the City of Philadelphia and its partners released a citywide workforce development strategy designed to align workforce education and training to the needs of employers. Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine provides a blueprint for ensuring residents across the city can build the skills needed to compete in the workforce.

The strategy — developed by stakeholders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors — will drive workforce development efforts in Philadelphia.

Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine has three goals:

  1. Prepare Philadelphians with the skills employers need for a world-class workforce.
  2. Address the barriers that prevent Philadelphians from accessing meaningful career opportunities.
  3. Build a workforce system that is more coordinated, innovative, and effective.

The recommendations and metrics for each goal provide workforce development stakeholders with a shared agenda to guide their efforts.

You can learn more by visiting the program’s site: Fueling Philadelphia's Talent Engine.

Join City representatives and partners on February 15 for a launch celebration and learn how to get involved.

Featured speakers include:

  • Jim Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia
  • Michael Di Berardinis, Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
  • Harold T. Epps, Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia
  • Dan Fitzpatrick, President, Citizens Bank, Mid-Atlantic
  • Chekemma Fulmore-Townsend, President & CEO, Philadelphia Youth Network
  • Dr. Ronald (Guy) Generals, President, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Dr. William Hite, Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia
  • Sheila Ireland, Deputy Director, Workforce Diversity + Inclusion, Rebuild Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia
How to Register/RSVP: 

Register online. Space is limited. RSVP required.