Education & Talent

Creating clear pathways between individuals and employers

The Chamber is working to leverage the region’s assets to make Greater Philadelphia a premier talent hub. We are doing this through our Education & Talent Action Team (ETAT) and other initiatives that focus on creating clear pathways for the alignment between individuals and employers.

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  • The Chamber’s Commitment to Education

Our Commitment to WorkReady

May 4th, 2018|0 Comments

For over a decade, the Chamber has been an enthusiastic employer partner for WorkReady, a citywide career readiness initiative managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network. WorkReady provides meaningful career exposure to our city’s in-school and out-of-school youth and young adults. Participants, who range from ages 14 – […]

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Testimony: The Chamber advocates for government policies that enhance regional competitiveness

April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Yvette Núñez (Vice President of Civic Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia) provides comment on strategies the City can use to grow its tax base and expand opportunities for all Philadelphians.

Member Perspective: Carol de Fries

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Carol De Fries (Vice President, Workforce and Economic Innovation, Community College of Philadelphia) discusses concerted efforts to connect young professional talent to the C-suite.

Education & Talent Action Team

The Education & Talent Action Team (ETAT) is a group of 100+ Chamber members focused on creating clear pathways for the alignment between individuals and employers, while also ensuring that we are training and engaging the region’s future leaders. ETAT’s steering committee is co-chaired by Deanna Byrne, Office Managing Partner, PwC and Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, CFA, President, Citizens Bank PA/NJ/DE/NY.

ACTION TEAM VISION

Greater Philadelphia will be a premier talent hub through innovative and cross-sector collaborative partnerships.

ACTION TEAM GOALS

  • Increase connections to the labor market and support for regional networks of learning and doing.
  • Advocate for innovative policies to increase accessibility to post-high school training and create a competitive advantage for Greater Philadelphia in the race for talent.
  • Support employer needs to enhance connectivity to and engage early- and mid-career employees.
  • Tell the story of what makes Greater Philadelphia an attractive place to learn, work and engage.

Subcommittees

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ADVOCACY

Address policies that are focused on ensuring that the region’s education and talent development systems are effective, agile, and accountable so that Greater Philadelphia can continue to produce and retain a competitive, world-class workforce.

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CAREER PATHWAYS

Support and develop replicable and scalable strategies to secure work experience and/or post-secondary and career exposure for youth and young adults.

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ENGAGEMENT & RETENTION OF MID-CAREER PROFESSIONALS

Develop a strategy that will position Greater Philadelphia as the place that delivers purposeful engagement opportunities for our current and future leaders.

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Workforce Development

The Chamber engages in and supports a number of programs and initiatives designed to support post-secondary success for young people. These programs provide opportunities for the region’s residents to explore career pathways and connects them to individuals who are committed to their success.

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THE HUB AT PA CAREERLINK® WEST

The Hub provides West Philly youth access to quality experiences and career pathways. Learn more ›

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FUTURE READY

This program engages and enlightens Philadelphia middle school students about future career opportunities and the paths to take to get them there. Learn more ›

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PAY IT FORWARD: MENTORING OUR FUTURE LEADERS

This cross-industry mentoring engagement program that pairs young professionals with executives from Chamber member companies. Learn more ›

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READ TO ME

Executives read aloud to thousands of students in pre-K and kindergarten classes throughout the Philadelphia School District to promote early childhood literacy. Learn more ›

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WORKREADY

This cross-sector, citywide initiative is dedicated to improving the economic outcomes of the region’s youth by attracting, aligning, and investing resources in coordinated, youth-workforce-development programs. Learn more ›

Research, Resources & Publications

10 Ways to Retain Young Talent

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey

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Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Survey Results

Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Survey Results

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