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 initiatives that focus on creating clear pathways that align individuals and employers.

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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.

Priority Areas

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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.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

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.

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Talent Engagement & Retention

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 ›

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 ›

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Workforce Development

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 ›

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 ›

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

Talent Retention Toolkit

10 Ways to Retain Young Talent

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey

Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Survey Results

Greater Philadelphia Regional Labor Market Survey Results

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