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City of Pittsburgh Announces Partner4Work as Anchor Institution Partner for White House Talent Hub
Pittsburgh one of five cities selected by President Biden to drive workforce development efforts for key areas of the economy.
PITTSBURGH — Today the City of Pittsburgh announced that it has selected Partner4Work as the anchor institution for the White House Workforce Talent Hub initiative. This new initiative from President Joe Biden aims to help expand apprenticeship programs, expand career and technical education programs, and provide support services to help underrepresented individuals have a pathway to prosperity.
“Partner4Work has a proven track record of administering, creating, and maintaining good job connections within various businesses and workforce development in our area,” said Mayor Ed Gainey. “They work hard to provide marginalized communities with an opportunity to gain skills that allow them to get good paying jobs that can support their families.”
The City of Pittsburgh has been a leader in workforce development and financial education. The work Pittsburgh is doing in this field was one of the many reasons President Biden selected Pittsburgh as one of the first cities to receive this important federal designation. This partnership with Partner4work will help grow the city’s capacity to bring more opportunities to the working people of Pittsburgh.
“Designating Partner4Work as our anchor institution for the Workforce Talent Hub initiative is an incredible boost to the success of our workforce development programming,” continued Gainey.
The Biden Administration, besides working on creating stronger workforce pipelines, has already invested millions of dollars that have helped the Greater Pittsburgh Region make major investments in infrastructure, technology, and workforce development. These investments represent nearly $225,000,000 to the region.
Some of these investments include the Local and Regional Project Assistance Grants (RAISE) with more than $11 million and the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program with more than $1 million.
Partner4Work was selected for this critical role because they are proven leaders that have strong ties to nearly every sector of the local economy. From building trades and construction to healthcare, clean energy, manufacturing, and information technology, Partner4Work will be a vital partner and key to the success of this new initiative.
“Partner4Work is proud to have been selected by the Gainey Administration to serve as the anchor organization to galvanize opportunities under President Biden’s designation,” said Rob Cherry, Partner4Work CEO. “This designation brings resources to catalyze public and private-sector investments in workers, particularly under-represented workers. This is the opportunity to braid resources and collective strategic thinking to help individuals grow careers and grow roots in a community to thrive.”
About The White House Workforce Hub:
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act are catalyzing public- and private-sector investments across the nation—including significant concentrations in key cities and regions. The Administration will partner with state and local officials, employers, unions, community colleges, high schools, and other stakeholders to ensure a diverse and skilled workforce can meet the demand for labor driven by these investments, starting with five focus regions beginning this summer: Phoenix, Columbus, Baltimore, Augusta, and Pittsburgh. These efforts will not only strengthen the five cities—they will create models the Administration will work to replicate with partners across the country.
Nationally recognized for innovation, Partner4Work delivers workforce solutions for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to ensure the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers are met. As stewards of more than $26 million in public and private workforce funds, Partner4Work oversees and funds workforce programs for adults, dislocated workers, and youth; educates the community through robust labor market analytics; and implements innovative solutions to the region's systemic workforce challenges. Partner4Work bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent. More information is available at www.partner4work.org.