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.