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Across Pennsylvania partners from workforce development and economic development are teaming up to launch industry-led Next Generation Sector Partnerships

What are Next Generation Sector Partnerships?

Next Generation Sector Partnerships are partnerships of businesses, from the same industry and in a shared labor market region, who work with education, workforce development, economic development and community organizations to address competitiveness needs of the
targeted industry. 

Next Generation Sector Partnerships offer Business Leaders:

  • An action-orientated forum

    to come together with other businesses in your industry to tackle issues that you all care about and impact your bottom line.

  • A business-driven agenda

    means that as business leaders you determine the priorities and lead your partnership forward. Priorities that other partnerships have addressed include workforce, marketing, infrastructure, supply chain coordination, and others.

  • A common table

    to partner with public partners from workforce development, economic development, and education. Public partners want to work with you at one table and reduce the multiple asks they have of business leaders.

Next Generation Sector Partnerships Mean Results!

There is statistical evidence that sector partnerships work. The Next Gen Sector Partnership effort is being modeled after similar partnerships all over the country. 
For instance, in Colorado 21 similar partnerships across the state have resulted in:
  • 82%
    of partnerships have businesses that have developed new or enhanced ideas
    for new products and/or markets.
  • 91%
    of partnerships have businesses that have found support in finding employees
    with the skills and experiences their business needs.
  • 82%
    of partnerships have businesses that have developed new recruitment
    practices, helping them better connect with the talent they need to grow and thrive.