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Higher education is driving the Philadelphia region

Higher education is driving the Philadelphia region

Posted Friday, May 12th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING Greater Philadelphia’s universities include four of the 20 best in the nation, and all together have more than half a million students. The Greater Philadelphia region has long been known for its strengths in many sectors, including the manufacturing, life sciences and technology fields. These […]

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Member Perspective: Miles H. Wilson

Member Perspective: Miles H. Wilson

Posted Friday, May 5th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Miles H. Wilson, President/CEO, EducationWorks @educationworks Why is it important to engage children and young people in education experiences both in and out of school? In a word, “opportunity.” Education is reading, math and science, to be sure. But in the very best schools, students also have the opportunity to grow through new […]

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William Penn Award recipient Chuck Pennoni Challenges Students with K’Nex Design Contest

William Penn Award recipient Chuck Pennoni Challenges Students with K’Nex Design Contest

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

As part of the William Penn Gala festivities, the Chamber along with William Penn Award recipient C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, invited three regional high schools to participate in a K’Nex Design Challenge on Wednesday, April 19th. Three teams of five participants (consisting of four students and one mentor/teacher/advisor) went head to head to create the most […]

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Career Pathways: Engaging the Region’s Future Leaders

Career Pathways: Engaging the Region’s Future Leaders

Posted Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | 0 comments

As an employer, cultivating talent for your business is crucial. To close the talent and skills gap, the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia’s Education & Talent Action Team is working to address this issue that persists among our members and top employers. Today’s youth will ultimately shape the future workforce of our region. If […]

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[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

[Infographic] – Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders: A Survey of Emerging Mid-Career Professionals

Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

Co-developed by the Chamber’s Education & Talent Action Team and Young Professionals Council, the Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders in Greater Philadelphia Survey was designed to better understand the regional, professional and personal motivators of the region’s emerging mid-career professionals. The survey was open for response between September 27, 2016 and January 9, 2017. […]

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Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Member Perspective: Andy Sofish & Joanna Bergeron

Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Andy Sofish, Principal, and Joanna Bergeron, Chief Talent Officer, CapTech Ventures, Inc. How do professional development opportunities impact regional talent retention? Many businesses in Greater Philadelphia and other markets find that employee retention has become a hot-button issue. Turnover is costly, impacts morale and can compromise productivity, customer service and client delivery. In […]

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Sustaining Our Future Workforce

Sustaining Our Future Workforce

Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING In Philadelphia, an estimated 22 percent of people lack basic literacy skills necessary to get a job. I will never forget my first REAL job. I was in 7th grade and employed after school by the Landis Cardboard Box Company. I did all sorts of […]

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College Presidents Reflect on the Future of Higher Education

College Presidents Reflect on the Future of Higher Education

Posted Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | 0 comments

The Regional Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Alliance (Presidents’ Alliance) was created to explore cooperative opportunities among the region’s many degree-granting institutions. The Presidents’ Alliance is comprised of higher education leaders who commit their time and efforts to enhancing the talent in Greater Philadelphia. Working with the Chamber and its CEO Council for Growth, the Presidents’ […]

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Member Perspective: Phoebe A. Haddon

Member Perspective: Phoebe A. Haddon

Posted Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Phoebe A. Haddon, Chancellor, Rutgers University–Camden @Rutgers_Camden What economic issues will create opportunities for our region’s education and talent retention in 2017? For many high school students and their families, choosing a college means picking the right school that offers the best chance to succeed upon graduation. Increasingly, families also must weigh the […]

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Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Member Perspective: Rebecca Zinn

Posted Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator:  Rebecca Zinn, Assistant Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox Management Consulting at Temple University’s Fox School of Business What does Fox Management Consulting’s recent involvement in Pay It Forward: Mentoring Our Future Leaders show about the importance of mentorship for regional talent retention? A June 2016 survey by Abodo.com determined that Philadelphia has 95 […]

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