Education & Talent
Creating clear pathways between individuals and employers
Education & Talent Action Team
The Education & Talent Action Team (ETAT) is a cross-disciplinary group of 140+ leaders focused on creating clear pathways for the alignment between individuals and employers to assure that we are training and engaging the region’s current and future leaders. ETAT works to position Greater Philadelphia as a premier talent hub through cultivating innovative cross-sector collaborations. ETAT also works jointly with the Chamber’s other Action Teams to address industry and location-specific talent issues. 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.
TALENT ENGAGEMENT & RETENTION
Develop a strategy that will position Greater Philadelphia as the place that delivers purposeful engagement opportunities for our current and future leaders. Highlight the importance of developing and engaging employees to be ready for today and the jobs of the future.
Connect and advocate for programs and strategies that explicitly solve for employers’ hiring needs. Illustrate and communicate the ways that our regional talent providers can help employers solve their workforce challenges.
Talent Engagement & Retention
TALENT RETENTION TOOLKIT
This toolkit equips employers to understand what attributes are important to employees, help individuals focus on their own professional development plans, and learn what other companies are doing to engage and retain their employees. Learn more ›
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
Talent Retention Toolkit
10 Ways to Retain Young Talent
Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey
Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Survey Results