Chester County's Industry Partnership programs are managed by the Chester County Economic Development Council
in collaboration with the Chester County Workforce Investment Board,
and with partial support from the PA Department of Labor and Industry
and private-sector contributions, to support regional partnership
activities and incumbent worker training programs.
The mission of the Smart Energy Initiative
is to promote growth of the "smart" energy industry by providing
comprehensive workforce and economic development services. The Energy
Partnership serves companies in the clean and renewable energy industry,
such as Wind, Solar, Nuclear and Smart Grid sectors. This regional
partnership is led by companies that provide energy and/or provide
technology for energy in the five-county area that makes up SE PA.
The Smart Energy Initiative will remain focused on the following training areas:
The mission of the Southeastern PA Agriculture Industry Partnership is to build the capacity of farmers
and their supply chain partners to meet the growing demand for local,
fresh foods in the region through investment in business training and
The Innovative Technology Action Group (ITAG)
addresses a critical shortage of qualified technology professionals in
Chester County and Southeastern PA. ITAG's mission is to create and
sustain a regional partnership in Southeastern PA that encourages
technology companies and companies that use technology to grow their
businesses in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace.
Industry Partnership Director, Jim Lauckner: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the BioScience Partnership of Southeastern PA
is to grow and develop the region's life science workforce by creating a
collaborative environment that draws on the collective resources of
industry, academia, government and other supporting organizations.
The goals of the partnership are to be recognized as the number one
life science region in the U.S., to preserve and strengthen the current
workforce through continuous learning and training, to ensure the
sustainability of the partnership, to build a greater awareness among
the life science community of the value of the partnership and to
generate an interest in life science career opportunities in grades
K-12. Industry Partnership Project Coordinator, Colleen Hamilton: email@example.com
Pennsylvania’s Industry Partnership strategy has won recognition
from the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Governors Association,
the Brookings Institution and national foundations. The Industry
Partnership model was built with the following core principles in mind:
It must be industry led, demand and data driven, accountable to high
performance standards and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.