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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:29am

Contact: Linda Wallace, 215-751-8082, liswallace@ccp.edu
Rhonda L. Lipschutz, 215-751-8021, rlipschutz@ccp.edu

PHILADELPHIA – Dec. 6, 2017 – Community College of Philadelphia will host its Fall Pathways Magazine breakfast featuring H. Patrick Clancy, president and CEO of Philadelphia Works, Inc. and Willie F. Johnson, founder and chairman of PRWT Services, Inc.

The breakfast will be held on Monday, Dec. 11 at 9:00 a.m. in Room C2-5 of the Center for Business and Industry, located at 18th and Callowhill streets.

Pathways, the College’s regional workforce development publication, enlisted the two seasoned workforce development experts to explore how the past informs the City’s continuing workforce challenges. In the cover story, Pathways takes a look at Philadelphia’s workforce then and now.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the federal government provided the bulk of job training money, with the City using programs like CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) to assist the unemployed and provide opportunities for low-income youth.

As new priorities emerged for the federal government, private foundations have stepped up in the 21st century to support and sustain job training thereby reshaping the landscape and adding new accountability and assessment measures. Philadelphia now has a customized, worker-center approach to training as underemployed and un-employed workers go through an onboarding process, where personal interests and skills are assessed, and then customized plans are developed to move them from entry-level jobs to the higher rungs on the career ladder.

Community College of Philadelphia is among the many local collaborators working with Philadelphia Works to develop these exciting career and guided pathways for students and the unemployed.

“Businesses in Philadelphia need a highly educated and skilled workforce, and workers need credentials to help them find entry-level jobs and then earn college degrees as they move into more lucrative professions,” said Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president of the College.

Additionally, the new edition of Pathways also features a profile on Johnson as it explores his journey from social administration to entrepreneur. 

 

 

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