Education and workforce development have been top priorities of Team Pennsylvania since our inception. We focus on innovative strategies that bring the public and private sectors together to prepare every student or jobseeker to succeed, meeting the complex workforce demands of business and industry.


Career Readiness Statewide Initiatives

From the Career Readiness Mini-Grant projects (2017-2019) to working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education on the New Skills For Youth initiative, Team Pennsylvania has a long history of prioritizing the skills that the students of today need to be ready for the jobs of tomorrow. Team Pennsylvania currently serves on the Steering Committee of the Career Ready PA Coalition, a regional network across the commonwealth dedicated to creating a community of practice around career readiness. Learn more at

Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania

Team Pennsylvania has been the Founding Partner and Lead Sponsor of the Best Places to Work in PA program since 2000. Every year, medium and large-sized companies from across the state compete for one of the 100 coveted spots on the “Best Places to Work in PA” list.  .  .  . READ MORE

Educate 4 Opportunity Initiative

In August 2019, Pennsylvania was one of six states to receive a $100,000 Planning Grant over two years from the National Governors Association (NGA) and Strada Education Network. The grant is focused on the 1.4 million adults in Pennsylvania with some postsecondary education but no degree (aka near/partial completers), and through this planning grant, our hope is to create a statewide strategy to:

  1. Reduce the number of near/partial completers by…
  2. Connecting near/partial completers with relevant postsecondary educational opportunities in order to…
  3. Close existing workforce gaps.


Next Gen Sector Partnerships

Next Generation Partnerships are a way to connect business leaders within a community to identify a set of shared priorities in their particular industry sector. Through an industry-driven process, business leaders work with a coordinated team of community support partners across education, workforce development, and economic development.  .  .  . READ MORE