Nov. 4, 2021 4:35 pm
Stomping Grounds Café celebrates ‘magic’ of coffee in West Philadelphia
Students from YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School learn about the history of coffee and are trained as baristas.
Sep. 23, 2021 9:17 am
Workforce Recovery Strategies Committee aims to tackle pandemic employment challenges through collaboration
Plus, Philadelphia Works' Patrick Clancy on what's really behind the phrase "people don't want to go back to work."
Sep. 2, 2021 3:10 pm
Workforce development efforts share $2.8M in funding
Urban Affairs Coalition was among the organizations receiving grants from the PA Schools-to-Work program.
Jul. 30, 2021 10:38 am
PAN wants to create 500 local apprenticeships by 2025
For now, details on execution are scarce, but the Philadelphia Apprentice Network will prioritize sharing best practices. Partners include Philadelphia Works and Community College of Philadelphia, among others.
Jun. 23, 2021 3:02 pm
Peirce College launches accelerated degree to help Philly’s displaced workers through the post-pandemic recovery
PA's only institution of higher education focused entirely on adult learning, the 156-year-old college will offer Career Bridge, a degree program combining an accelerated time frame and stackable credentials, starting in the fall.
Jun. 14, 2021 9:58 am
Delaware County is having a moment. Nonprofits share $2.1M in funding to provide for crucial needs
"Every day, nonprofits serving our county have been on the front lines offering critical services to Delaware County residents," said Frances Sheehan of the Foundation for Delaware County.
May 7, 2021 11:05 am
Recalibration of power: Building an equitable tech pipeline in Philly
The first Philly cohort of Resilient Coders graduates in May, and two of its soon-to-be-grads share the apps they built with a focus on bettering society.
Apr. 26, 2021 2:23 pm
PAR-Recycle Works continues to collect e-waste and transform lives at its new Hunting Park facility
"We are a non-traditional transitional employer. Yes, we offer returning citizens sustainable employment, but we don’t just stop there," says General Manager Maurice Q. Jones.
Apr. 23, 2021 3:49 pm
In West Philly, a diverse group trains to break through in a field dominated by young white men
"Sometimes we get too focused on the deficit model in Black communities. But there is an ‘and.’ We can offer basic digital learning and technology training," says Soneyet Muhammad.
Apr. 5, 2021 12:10 pm
Dan Rhoton: ‘What if Camden is a place you can source remote workers from?’
Can workforce development spark community revitalization? A new coworking space for tech trainees and alumni launched by Hopeworks may hold the answer.