Pittsburgh Works

Pittsburgh Works is a collaboration of workforce development organizations dedicated to increasing the number of jobseekers connected to good-paying jobs in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

Pittsburgh Works facilitates collaboration and evidence-based innovation in workforce development, providing a forum to:

  • Locate workforce development assets,
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for growth, and
  • Establish shared, measurable outcomes.

Through Pittsburgh Works, employers have access to a qualified, diverse labor pool of thousands from across Allegheny County. Through an aligned continuum of workforce development providers that use evidence-based tools to screen, assess, and match job seekers, Pittsburgh Works is able to effectively and efficiently match job seekers with employers–resulting in higher retention rates and lower turn-over.

Sector Focus

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Bio-Science & Bio-Manufacturing

Industry Partnerships

Materials Science Industry Partnership

The Materials Science Industry Partnership (MSIP) seeks to foster a progressive group of materials-related firms to increase the regional industry’s capacity and competence for innovation in engineering, science, and technology. The MSIP has focused on difficult-to-find, “innovation” skills, i.e., those addressing company needs for science, engineering, design, and technical talent. Since its creation in 2007, the MSIP has trained over 1,877 individuals in advanced technological skills, providing a critical leverage point to enable industry expansion. The MSIP seeks to nurture innovation within the region by teaching skills related to problem solving, process improvement, and product commercialization. Aside from training, the MSIP performs other critical functions including: speaking regularly with materials, manufacturing, and technology companies; conducting a “continuous survey” to assess the industry’s needs; and sharing best practices among participating firms.

Healthcare Industry Partnership

The Healthcare Industry Partnership is committed to supporting a world-class health care workforce in the Pittsburgh region. The health care industry is vital to the region as the number one employer and offers unique career pathway opportunities for a range of skill sets. This partnership seeks to enable new hires and incumbent workers to effectively identify and progress up an appropriate career ladder.