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.
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES:
Postsecondary Attainment and Completion
The Pennsylvania Board of Education’s Council of Higher Education established a statewide goal in 2018 for the commonwealth to have 60% of the population ages 25-64 hold a postsecondary degree or industry-recognized credential by 2025, with a particular focus on closing attainment gaps for historically underrepresented populations. That goal is based on what industry needs to stay and thrive in Pennsylvania, but it will simply not be achieved without intentional and collaborative efforts across multiple agencies, sectors, and partners.
Team Pennsylvania played a leadership role in this effort by securing a planning grant from the National Governors Association and Strada Education Network focused on the 1.4 million adults in Pennsylvania with some postsecondary education but no degree (near/partial completers). . . . READ MORE
Team Pennsylvania takes a broad approach to digital equity, encompassing work on skills, devices, and connectivity. Through a $30,000 grant from AT&T, Team Pennsylvania aims to provide cross-sector, statewide leadership on this important topic. Team Pennsylvania plans to hold a convening in summer 2022 that aligns and amplifies digital equity work across the public, private and non-profit sectors in the commonwealth. . . . READ MORE
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