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Jan. 26, 2021 3:08 pm

ACHIEVEability’s TechUp program will help West Philadelphians hone their Salesforce skills

The TechUp program from ACHIEVEability will work to help people with less resilient or no employment develop Salesforce skills.

Jan. 21, 2021 1:30 pm

Science Center scored a federal STEM grant to expand its BULB training program

The program, which trains participants in the skills most sought by local science and tech employers, was one of seven funded across the country.

Jan. 15, 2021 4:06 pm

Remember, too, the legacy of Rev. Leon Sullivan this MLK Day

The workforce development advocate and civil rights leader's org, Philadelphia OIC, has offered job training and education for economic resilience for nearly 60 years.

Jan. 6, 2021 2:28 pm

Montco Community College wants to get middle schoolers into STEM, space exploration

With the new Challenger Center partnership, the college hope to serve about 7,000 local students in its first year, with a special emphasis on underrepresented and underserved populations in the area. 

Dec. 21, 2020 2:26 pm

WFH, childcare, unemployment and mental health: How the pandemic is changing the workforce for women

Millions of women — including many in Philadelphia — are leaving the workforce, cutting back their hours or contending with a nonexistent work-life balance amidst a pandemic. And we’ll likely feel the effects for years to come.

Dec. 21, 2020 9:31 am

How can Philly can ‘build back better’? 5 tenets of a post-pandemic recovery

For one: Workforce development must be prioritized, say policy pros from Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Pew Charitable Trusts and PolicyLink.

Dec. 18, 2020 2:48 pm

A new tech reskilling initiative aims to train 5,000 Philadelphians in resilient careers

With support from Accenture and local orgs, the Philadelphia Skills Forward Initiative will help job seekers advance their entrepreneurship, health tech and administration, and IT skills over 18 months.

Dec. 9, 2020 1:39 pm

What will life look like in 2030? Wharton’s Mauro Guillén talks population, tech and wealth trends

And how the pandemic might bring these trends to a head even sooner.

Dec. 7, 2020 2:51 pm

Free bootcamp Resilient Coders expands to Philly with hopes of building an equitable tech pipeline

"It’s patently wrong when you have such a vibrant tech economy and in communities of color you’re seeing double-digit unemployment," said Resilient Coders' managing director of engineering, Leon Noel, a South Philly native who will lead the expansion from Boston.

Dec. 4, 2020 1:21 pm

Demand for Per Scholas training is up 200%. This grant will help it grow more

President and CEO Plinio Ayala said the org's ability to offer free tech training services will be further supported by a new, $1 million grant from Comcast to scale its remote operations.

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