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Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine

Creating a comprehensive workforce development strategy to bridge the gap between job-seekers and employers.

What we do

Fueling Philadelphia's Talent Engine is a citywide workforce development strategy. This strategy from the  Office of Workforce Development and its partners works to address the talent needs of employers. The goal is to prepare Philadelphia residents for careers in family-sustaining jobs.

Workforce development helps bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. Education, training, and support services prepare individuals with the skills employers need.

This strategy will drive workforce development efforts in Philadelphia. It was developed by stakeholders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine has three goals:

  1. Prepare Philadelphians with the skills employers need for a world-class workforce.
  2. Address the barriers that prevent Philadelphians from accessing meaningful career opportunities.
  3. Build a workforce system that is more coordinated, innovative, and effective.

The recommendations for these goals help to guide the City's workforce development efforts.

Fueling Philadelphia's Travel Engine is a collaboration between Department of Commerce's Office of Workforce Development and the Managing Director's Office.


1515 Arch St., 12th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Steering committee

AgustaWestland Philadelphia

Bank of America

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia

District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Drexel University


JEVS Human Services


National Fund for Workforce Solutions

National Skills Coalition

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of America

Peirce College


Philadelphia AFL-CIO

Philadelphia Area Labor Management Committee

Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management


Philadelphia Works Inc.

Philadelphia Youth Network

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

School District of Philadelphia

Temple University Health System

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Urban Affairs Coalition

Wells Fargo