Industry Partnerships

Chester County's Industry Partnership programs are managed by the Chester County Economic Development Council in collaboration with the Chester County Workforce Development Board to support regional partnership activities and incumbent worker training programs.
AgConnect is a vibrant network of farmers, business owners, and service providers connecting farmers to business resources, training, and financing to grow business and promote smart, agricultural economic development.  AgConnect is a regional partnership serving Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

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The Innovative Technology Action Group's (ITAG) mission is to promote information technology, communications and technological processes to all companies and individuals in Southeastern Pennsylvania, all with a goal of becoming more effective in an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace. ITAG works collaboratively with technology companies, economic, and workforce development agencies and education/training partners to develop the region’s technology workforce, provide critical business resources, and to expand the ecosystem of support for the emerging technology market through the Ideas x Innovation Network (i2n).

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The Smart Energy Initiative's (SEI) mission is to promote the growth of the “smart” energy industry by providing comprehensive workforce and economic development services to partnering companies throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. SEI partners provide workforce training and education, technical expertise in alternative energies, critical focused working groups, and business-to-business networking opportunities.

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Health Care Connect's (HCC) mission is to advocate for the advancement of the health care industry through training, outreach and other industry strategies. In collaboration with participating hospitals, continuing care facilities, acute rehabilitation facilities, educational institutions, workforce development boards, and other resource providers, HCC develops programs, trainings, and workshops for individuals and companies to help recruitment and retention of health care workers.

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The mission of the Manufacturing Alliance of Chester and Delaware Counties (MACCDC) is to create a strong manufacturing partnership of private and public sector partners that collectively and collaboratively utilizes their talent and available resources to develop and advance the technical skills of their workforce and provide opportunities for business growth and increased profitability. MACCDC collaborates with the region’s manufacturing alliances in Berks, Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

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Hire One was established in 2009 along with the help of a dozen employers and partnering agencies to assist employers and professionals make meaningful re-employment connections with the region’s high priority industries. Hire One provides innovative networking opportunities, along with recruiting and hiring assistance. Hire One is a collaborating partner with the PA CareerLink® - Chester County.

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