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Pennsylvania's Next Generation Industry Partnerships

Pennsylvania is leading the way in workforce, education, economic development and community collaboration.

Through the Next Generation Industry Partnerships (Next Gen IPs), businesses are partnering to build stronger, more competitive industries through training, networking, recruitment and collaboration to raise career and industry awareness.

Next Gen IPs help businesses with the following priorities:

  • Identifying their workforce, education & training, and economic development needs
  • Coordinating regional support teams
  • Identifying public and community resources
  • Identifying opportunities for collaboration

PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership Grants 

PAsmart Next Generation grants provide funds to support the development, launch, implementation, and technical assistance of Next Gen IPs that are demand-driven in addressing the workforce, economic development, and educational needs of Pennsylvania industries. 

2020 PAsmart Next Generation Industry Partnership Grant Awardees

Industry Partnership Dashboard
Industry Partnership Dashboard

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PA WDB Board Approved Next Gen Metrics

Commonly-Used Next Generation Industry Partnership Terms

Next Generation Industry Partnerships: Sustainable Staffing and Funding

Pennsylvania Next Generation Industry Partnership One-Pager

For more information about Next Generation Industry Partnerships, please contact Sara Gligora, Director of Partnership Development at the PA Workforce Development Board at 717-787-4971 or