Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine

Creating a comprehensive workforce development strategy to bridge the gap between job-seekers and employers.

What we do

Led by the Office of Workforce Development, Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine is a citywide workforce development strategy aimed at addressing employers’ talent needs and preparing residents for careers in family-sustaining jobs.

Workforce development helps bridge the gap between job seekers and employers. Through education, training, and support services, workforce development prepares individuals with the skills employers need.

The strategy — developed by stakeholders from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors — will drive workforce development efforts in Philadelphia.

Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine has three goals:

  1. Prepare Philadelphians with the skills employers need for a world-class workforce.
  2. Address the barriers that prevent Philadelphians from accessing meaningful career opportunities.
  3. Build a workforce system that is more coordinated, innovative, and effective.

The recommendations and metrics for each goal provide workforce development stakeholders with a shared agenda to guide their efforts.


1515 Arch St.
12th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Email TalentDevelopment@phila.gov

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Steering committee

AgustaWestland Philadelphia

Bank of America

Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia

District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund

Drexel University


JEVS Human Services


National Fund for Workforce Solutions

National Skills Coalition

Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of America

Peirce College


Philadelphia AFL-CIO

Philadelphia Area Labor Management Committee

Philadelphia Society for Human Resource Management


Philadelphia Works Inc.

Philadelphia Youth Network

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia

School District of Philadelphia

Temple University Health System

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Urban Affairs Coalition

Wells Fargo