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Building our future workforce

Building our future workforce

Posted Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published on Metro.us. BY ROB WONDERLING & CHEKEMMA FULMORE-TOWNSEND There are a number of strategies in play in Philadelphia to connect young people to the workforce. Last week marked Workforce Development Week. To strengthen our city’s position for the long term and bridge the economic disparities that so many Philadelphia residents […]

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The Chamber Completes Future Leaders Mentorship Pilot

The Chamber Completes Future Leaders Mentorship Pilot

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

According to the Chamber’s recent survey of emerging mid-career professionals, 44% of young professionals agree that they are most motivated by professional advancement opportunities; mentorship being highly rated among them. Last year, the Chamber’s Young Professionals Council (YPC) reiterated that having opportunities to increase personal, professional, and civic connections and engagement are crucial factors to navigating […]

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Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Member Perspective: Julianne Reichert

Posted Friday, June 16th, 2017 | 0 comments

Guest Commentator: Julianne Reichert, Marketing Manager, SolomonEdwards; Board Member & Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee, Young Professionals Council What employment opportunities for young professionals motivate you to continue to grow your personal and professional life in the Greater Philadelphia region? My career has been a marathon, winding through the proverbial streets of Greater Philadelphia, just as […]

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Philadelphia’s young people: Ambitious, eager … and they want to stay here

Philadelphia’s young people: Ambitious, eager … and they want to stay here

Posted Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | 0 comments

This article was originally published in the Philadelphia Business Journal. BY DEBORAH DIAMOND AND ROB WONDERLING Philadelphia-area college students and young professionals agree that their next job opportunity is likely to be local. This bodes well for efforts to spur economic growth, foster entrepreneurialism and attract new businesses to the region. Campus Philly and the […]

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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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