Thrive! December 2022
A Focus on: Success Stories & Philanthropy
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A Message from our President & CEO
Success is a Series of Shared Wins
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When we think about career success, we know that it looks different for each individual and that there is a mixture of knowledge, access, strategy, and hard work that is behind every career success story. Philadelphia Works is committed to supporting and preparing Philadelphia residents for the future by equipping them with the skills needed to succeed in today's economy.

Whether their point of entry into our public workforce system is through an innovative workforce solution like our Pay-for-Success partnership with Comcast, a vocational skills training course, or through youth career exposure opportunities, when our workforce customers succeed, we all share the win. The testimonies of those we serve cultivate, strengthen, and justify many of our organizational missions.

If your organization partners with Philadelphia Works, we encourage you to share your successes with us. We would love to amplify your stories and celebrate with you as we all move toward a brighter future in Philadelphia.

Happy Holidays,

H. Patrick Clancy

Monthly Workforce Focus
Philadelphia's Workforce System Success
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Philadelphia's public workforce ecosystem is vast. In Philadelphia alone, we have hundreds of partners from all sectors of labor and industry, both public and private. It takes an unimaginable amount of work and partnership to ensure that those who engage with our system’s services, programs, and resources are successful in meeting their career goals.

This video shares the success of three individuals who’ve all engaged with our public workforce system in different ways. What is consistent is that each had challenges and triumphs, and all were able to access and utilize the resources in our system that met them at their point of need.

Watch the Video Here

ICYMI: News & Events
Shapiro, Davis Name Members of Seven Transition Advisory Committee & BioBuzz Award Winners
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Governor-Elect Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Austin Davis announced the members of seven Transition Advisory Committees, which will advise the incoming Administration and prepare to advance Governor-Elect Shapiro’s top priorities: growing our economy, making our communities safer, and ensuring all Pennsylvania students receive a high-quality education.

Patrick Clancy, president and CEO of Philadelphia Works was named as a member of the advisory committee for Education and Workforce, chaired by Pat Gallagher, Chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh. The committee will work to develop recommendations to prioritize mental health, invest in vocational, technical, and computer training throughout our education system, ensure our teachers have the resources they need, and give parents considerable agency in their children’s education.

Learn More about the Diverse, Experienced Transition Advisory Committees

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BioBuzz recently awarded the Biomedical Technician Training Program: Aseptic Manufacturing (BTT Program) the Workforce Champion of the Year award. The Wistar Institute, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Iovance Biotherapeutics, Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Works recently announced their partnership for this paid workforce development training program that allows trainees to acquire the skills necessary to carry out basic discovery research and contribute to the development of novel biotechnology and pharmaceutical products.

This award recognizes the program or organization that has made a measurable contribution to enhancing the biotech workforce within the BioHealth Capital Region and Philadelphia.

Meet Your 2022 BioBuzz Award Winners

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