It is a new year, and while there is no denying that 2020 presented us with unprecedented challenges, with each new year, there comes an undeniable feeling of hopefulness. A hope for new opportunities, new ideas, new perspectives, and yes, even new challenges. We will use the experiences from 2020 to reassess and set new pathways forward towards a more promising and brighter future for both the residents and businesses of our region.
For Philadelphia Works, we spent much of 2020 planning and ideating around the future of work, intentionally aligning our efforts with our mission and vision for workforce:
Our Mission: Philadelphia Works develops and manages smart workforce solutions that respond to business needs and increase economic opportunity for all Philadelphia residents.
Our Vision: A thriving Philadelphia workforce, a stronger local economy.
As we continue to partner with workforce and economic leaders at local, state, and national levels, we are excited for 2021 and are set to transition from planning and ideating to implementation and testing. Be it our new learning management system that will help job seekers strengthen their skill and compete for the jobs of today and tomorrow or our new training initiative with regional partners and Prologis that is set to move 800 individuals onto career pathways towards jobs and careers in supply chain and logistics, it is sure to be a year of positive and progressive movements in our great City.
To that end, please stay connected to Philadelphia Works. We are leading a variety of exciting endeavors in workforce in the coming months. Follow us on social, browse our active newsroom, or email us and let us know how we can serve you, your business, and/or organization as we continue to respond to COVID and recharge our local economy, together.
Happy New Year,
H. Patrick Clancy
President and CEO, Philadelphia Works