H. Patrick Clancy possesses more than 20 years senior level experience developing and managing Career and Workforce Development programs. As President and CEO of Philadelphia Works, the city’s Workforce Development Board, he directs all aspects of the organization, providing strategic guidance for investments in solutions and services to grow Philadelphia’s economy.
Prior to his time leading Philadelphia Works, Clancy served as Special Advisor on Employment and Training Programs for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, where he oversaw the implementation of an $80 million Welfare to Work program across the Commonwealth and helped to draft the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan for the US Department of Labor. He also advised the PA Secretary of Human Services on all employment and training issues regarding TANF recipients.
Clancy’s experience is rooted at Philadelphia Works, having spent nearly 15 years in various roles-including seven years as Vice President of Training Programs-with the former Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation (PWDC). After his time with PWDC, Clancy led strategic planning and development of 16 Industry-Sector Partnerships across Southeastern Pennsylvania, connecting employers, unions and community colleges in order to create cost-effective training programs.
Clancy received his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Management from LaSalle University. He also received a Certificate in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves as a board member of the Wanamaker Institute of Industries, a Trustees of the Board for Community College of Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Workforce Development Organization, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, the Society for Human Resource Management and membership on the Workforce Development Council of the U S Conference of Mayors.
Local Workforce Development Boards Partner to Connect Talent to over a Thousand Regional Job Openings
April 27, 2022
Over 75 employers and hundreds of career seekers attend in-person career fair at Citizens Bank Park as economic recovery from the pandemic continues. Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties,[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, October 28, 2021
Local Workforce Board will invest in solutions that increase access and equity around training, reemployment, and supportive services for the region’s most disadvantaged communities
Philadelphia, PA, USA, August 6, 2021
Filling these port positions will help drive down consumer costs and strengthen employment in the region
Philadelphia, PA, USA, July 30, 2021
Mayor James F. Kenney’s new appointees will add great value on Philadelphia’s road to economic recovery
Philadelphia Works Joins the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) and USDA’s SNAP E&T (Employment & Training)’s New Cohort
Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 17, 2021
15 workforce development boards will work toward becoming new SNAP E&T providers or expand current services
Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 8, 2020
Philadelphia Works is saddened over the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. As cities across the globe find themselves at the difficult intersection where[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, May 6, 2020
WorkReady Philadelphia partners remain committed to ensuring young people are engaged in workforce experiences
Philadelphia, PA, USA, April 1, 2020
H. Patrick Clancy, President & CEO at Philadelphia Works joins the program to have a transparent conversation about how COVID-19 is impacting the local workforce in Philadelphia. He[...]
Local Strategic Partnership Makes Access to Workforce Resources and Educational Services Easier for Northeast Residents and Businesses
Philadelphia, PA, USA, March 6, 2020
Philadelphia, PA, USA, February 21, 2020
Patrick Clancy and Philadelphia Works, Inc. will be presented with the Atlas Award for Advancing Opportunities for New Pennsylvanians
Philadelphia, PA, USA, February 19, 2020
Philadelphia Works, the City’s workforce development board, Comcast, one of the region’s largest employers, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia have partnered to pilot an innovative funding model called[...]
Philadelphia, PA, USA, February 7, 2020
Governor Tom Wolf addresses key workforce challenges for both career seeker and employer in latest state budget address
Podcast E15: When Large Employers Close Their Doors: Philadelphia Works’ Response to the Hahnemann University Hospital & Philadelphia Energy Solutions Layoffs
Philadelphia, PA, USA, December 16, 2019
Patrick Clancy, President & CEO at Philadelphia Works joins the program to discuss how the workforce development board utilized rapid response resources to mitigate the impact on thousands[...]