The Pittsburgh Region’s initiative included a series of Workforce Summits designed to address workforce needs in four growth industries in southwestern Pennsylvania. Throughout 2001, business, labor, education, government, and community leaders in health, manufacturing, information technology, and financial services met to develop specific action plans that addressed the particular labor demands of their industry. An additional Workforce Summit for the Hospitality and Tourism industry is currently in the planning stages.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Workforce Summit Initiative is a regional initiative sponsored by Allegheny County Chief Executive James Roddey, City of Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy, and The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board. The Hill Group provides consulting services and project coordination services for the Workforce Summits.
Pittsburgh Magazine recently profiled The Southwestern Pennsylvania Workforce Summit Initiative as a featured article in the April 2002 edition.