Bridging the Gap

Creative Approaches to Workforce Development

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

With the labor market changing, employers are adapting to cultivate a skilled and well-trained workforce. As the economy improves and the number of jobs increases, the competition for talent has intensified.

Join us to discover creative approaches to workforce development such as innovative partnerships, incentive programs, data-driven solutions, and worker training from leading industry experts. Following a keynote presentation, our panel will discuss how they are building talent pipelines with strategies that address hiring needs and barriers.

Keynote Speaker:
Leah Jewell, Managing Director, Career Development and Employability, Pearson


Alyssa Cherkin, Senior Manager, Corporate Citizenship, Deloitte 
Carol de Fries
, Vice President, Workforce & Economic Innovation, Community College of Philadelphia
Ashley Putnam, Director, Economic Growth and Mobility Project, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Hadass Sheffer, President, The Graduate! Network, Inc.
Moderated by: Uva C. Coles, Associate Vice President, Center for Civic & Global Engagement, Widener University 

Member exhibit table opportunities are available*, included you will receive:
- Two tickets to attend the program
- 6-foot skirted table
- Recognition in program agenda

*Please note that exclusions apply, please contact event coordinator for details.

This Event is Closed



The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia strives to create an inclusive and equitable environment for all. If you have a disability and require accommodations in order to fully participate in this event, please contact us here at least three business days in advance of the event. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary, availability is not guaranteed for walk-ins. Payment is required upon registration/entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made. Tickets will be held at the door. Reserved seating for tables of 10 only. Please advise your guests that tickets will be held at the door under your company name.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


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