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Industry Partnerships Advocacy

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Join us in supporting the Industry Partnerships program

Governor Wolf’s platform of “Jobs That Pay” includes a substantial increase (nearly $10 million) for the Industry Partnership (IP) program in the proposed budget. Although the budget is months away from being approved, we believe this is a very positive sign for the workforce system.

Pennsylvania is known nationally for its leadership in connecting workforce training to the skill needs of key industries, creating workers with the capabilities needed for high productivity, healthy profits, and good wages.

Our state’s Industry Partnership training program has become a model for other states and has even helped shape WIOA’s emphasis on sector strategies as a viable way to engage businesses in the workforce system. Through the simple step of bringing businesses within an industry together, over 100,000 participants have been trained since 2005.

IPs are a win-win-win for our state. They grow regional economies, boost the bottom lines of businesses, and help workers find jobs or take their careers to the next level. 

 

Advocacy Resources

Here is recent editorial in PennLive by Steve Herzenberg (Keystone Research Center) and Kelly Lewis (Lewis Strategic).

Read Anthony Newberry’s op-ed in the Bucks County Courier Times.

It’s Easy to ​Join Us​: It only takes 30 seconds to join us in supporting Industry Partnerships! 

We encourage you to submit a personalized op-ed to your local newspaper supporting the Industry Partnership program. Here is an op-ed template that can help you get started.

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