PA Workforce Development Association Industry Partnership Portal
Pennsylvania's Industry Partnerships
Many local areas and regions have developed sector or industry strategies to address workforce shortages, respond to economic problems and opportunities, and align workforce investments with identified workforce needs.
An industry partnership is a multi-employer collaborative effort that brings together management and labor around the common purpose of improving the competitiveness of a cluster of companies or organizations producing similar products or services and sharing similar supply chains, critical human resource needs, infrastructure requirements, business services, and/or retention/recruitment challenges.
Fast Facts about Industry Partnerships in Pennsylvania:
- There are more than 6,300 businesses involved in nearly 76 Industry Partnerships across Pennsylvania.
- More than 70,000 workers have been trained since the inception of this initiative in 2005.
- Workers who received training through Industry Partnerships saw their wages rise by an average of 6.62 percent within the first year after receiving training.
- 88 percent of businesses in Industry Partnerships reported being very satisfied or satisfied with the program.
- 84 percent of businesses reported Industry Partnerships and training have helped them to significantly increase their productivity.
- Industry leaders have contributed more than $9 million in private funds and more than $30 million in-kind contributions to support training and other initiatives identified through these Industry Partnerships.
(Figures as of January 2009)
Industry Partnerships — PA Department of Labor & Industry, Workforce Development (see this site for links to PA Industry Clusters, grant guidelines and grant recipients)
2011 Industry Partnerships Summit
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