Through Corporate and Community Relations, PECO maintains longstanding partnerships with many local, community organizations to support workforce development initiatives across the Greater Philadelphia region. We continue to strengthen these relationships, to serve as a leader in building the energy workforce of the future. By partnering with organizations like Philadelphia OIC, Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA), School District of Philadelphia, Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), and all the local community colleges; PECO aims to ensure that all the communities we serve have exposure and access to the emerging job opportunities within the energy industry.
At PECO, workforce development is the way we power and transform communities that need us the most. People are key to the success of our business and the driving force behind the work we do. From investing in educational and training opportunities to facilitating end-to-end job placement workshops aimed to create a healthier and more equitable economy, we are committed to addressing economic inequities in underserved communities where there is disproportionately high unemployment, low income and wealth gaps.
To enhance the employability of those who reside in the communities that PECO serves with particular emphasis on the underserved by creating opportunities inside and outside of the company.
Through our long-established Corporate and Community Relations partnerships, PECO workforce development programs are embedded in diverse communities throughout our service territories. Our strategic priorities are focused on igniting STEM in young minds; eliminating barriers to economic empowerment; equipping work-ready adults and youth for family-supporting careers and engineering new ideas!
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Action News (WPVI-TV ABC) at 4 p.m.
Since 2019, hundreds of people have participated and benefited from PECO workforce development programs.
Helper program developed for work ready adults to gain utility experience
13-week paid program provides Helpers with exposure to various craft apprenticeships, assigned mentors and training for successful careers
First Step Staffing
Free Library of Philadelphia
Main Line Chamber of Commerce
Philadelphia Energy Authority
Philadelphia Youth Network
Williamson College of the Trade
Young Men and Women in Charge
Faces of Philanthropy, Philadelphia Business Journal - Collaborative award with Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) for impact made by funding the Smart Energy Technical Training Program that prepares jobseekers for clean energy careers
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Collaborative award with Philadelphia Energy Authority for impact made by funding three student cohorts and as Lead Sponsor at Frankford High School (Bright Solar Futures Lab)
Impact Awards, Center for Energy Workforce Development-
Collaborative award with Philadelphia Energy Authority for community-based partnerships that resulted in fueling the talent pipeline (Bright Solar Futures Lab)
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Interactive event designed to prepare job seekers with the skills that they need to secure a family-sustaining career in the energy industry.
Click here to watch the Infrastructure Academy video.
14-week program that prepares individuals to apply for, and succeed in, energy jobs. Competitive rates starting at $21/hour.
Click here to watch the Helper Pool video.
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