Drexel University

New Report: West Philadelphia Skills Initiative: A Model for Urban Workforce Development

Posted on March 17, 2020

The Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University, Accelerator for America, University City District, and the Centre for Public Impact released the report West Philadelphia Skills Initiative: A Model for Urban Workforce Development. As the coauthor of the report and the director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab, Bruce Katz Said “The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is a significant model for cities to adopt and adapt in creating income as a first step toward community wealth in some of our most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Its groundbreaking formula of employer-driven skill-building leverages its location in the heart of a global innovation district housing major hospitals and universities.”

Read more here: https://drexel.edu/nowak-lab/publications/case-studies/WPSI-city-case/

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