Industry Partnerships

CPWDC has been awarded funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to restart two Industry Partnerships, one focused on Advanced Manufacturing and the other focused on Healthcare.

Industry Partnerships bring together companies within the same industry sector to identify and invest in core and cutting-edge skills needed to make industries more competitive nationally and globally. The partnerships are industry led and also include education, workforce and other representatives who meet formally and work together to align training to industry needs.

Current funding priorities include:

  • Incumbent working training to address critical skills gaps
  • Creating or expanding apprenticeship programs
  • Development of company-specific career pathway maps

In addition to supporting training for workers, IPs provide forums for companies to address a variety of issues common to their particular industry. Wage gains, career advancement, entry-level employment and increased productivity are just a few ways that IPs provide a return on investment.

To learn more about or join one of CPWDC’s Industry Partnerships, please contact John Paul, Business Engagement Coordinator, at