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Industry Partnerships
In today’s economy, businesses need highly skilled workers, workers need good jobs and career opportunities, and the County of Bucks the southeast PA economic region needs top quality companies and workers. Industry Partnerships are a particular kind of “workforce intermediary,” that bring together multiple employers and workers in the same industry cluster to address common or overlapping human capital needs. Industry Partnerships are a key innovation for meeting the skills needs of businesses, the career goals of workers, and the economic development goals of the Bucks County workforce area.

Targeted Industry Clusters

The PA Department of Labor has defined targeted industry clusters and eight sub-clusters, based on detailed industry analysis, the local knowledge of leading Local Workforce Development Boards, and input from educators and representatives of the Departments of Labor & Industry and Community and Economic Development. Each of the targeted industry clusters consists of a group of industries that are closely linked by common product markets, labor pools, similar technologies, supply chains, and/or other economic ties. These industries include:

  1. Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing:
  2. Agriculture and Food Processing
  3. BioMedical
  4. Building and Construction
  5. Business and Financial Services
  6. Education
  7. Energy
  8. Healthcare
  9. Information and Communication Services
  10. Logistics and Transportation
  11. Lumber, Wood and Paper