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May 22, 2024

Award-Winning Biotech Program Begins Another Recruitment

Award-Winning Biotech Program Begins Another Recruitment to Connect Philadelphians with Quality Jobs in the Region’s Rapidly Growing Life Science Sector: The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, The Wistar Institute, PIDC, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, Iovance Biotherapeutics, and Integral Molecular Began Joint Recruitment May 21

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April 1, 2024

Navy Yard Skills Initiative Graduates Second Life Science Class with Iovance Biotherapeutics

A newly minted group of life science professionals completed the Biomedical Technician Training Program: Aseptic Technician training and received certificates of completion during a ceremony in the Iovance Biotherapeutics iCTC (Cell Therapy Center) at the Navy Yard March 22. After 24 weeks of dedicated work, 12 Philadelphians officially completed the training that prepared them for

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Cool Jobs

March 28, 2024

Newest Navy Yard Skills Initiative Life Sciences Cohort Visits Navy Yard

Participants of the newest Navy Yard Skills Initiative Biomedical Technician Training Program cohort with VintaBio, Inc. visited the Navy Yard for an orientation March 27. The purpose of the visit allowed program participants to get a better understanding of their training program with VintaBio and familiarize themselves with the Navy Yard campus. The visit included

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History

March 19, 2024

Celebrate the Homecoming of the Battleship New Jersey to the Navy Yard

As you may have heard, the historic Battleship New Jersey is temporarily leaving its home on the Camden Waterfront and is making its way to the Navy Yard for maintenance – its first in 32 years. This is a homecoming of sorts for the Battleship New Jersey as its construction began in the late 1930s,

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Amenities

February 21, 2024

Newsletter Archive

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Community

February 1, 2024

PIDC & Ensemble/Mosaic Host Retail Tenant Event

PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic partnered to host a retail tenant outreach event at the Navy Yard on February 1. The event was held at Ensemble/Mosaic’s office in the heart of the Navy Yard. The goal of the event was to attract and engage with qualified tenants interested in leasing retail spaces in the emerging Navy Yard

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Cool Jobs

January 16, 2024

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Recruitment with New Employer Partner in Life Sciences

The Wistar Institute, West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, PIDC, and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Announce VintaBio as New Employer Partner The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative and The Wistar Institute are collaborating once again with support from the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to bring their award-winning

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Community

October 27, 2023

Recap: 2023 Navy Yard Executives Breakfast

For the first time since the pandemic, the Navy Yard Executives Breakfast returned to the Navy Yard campus October 25 when more than 100 leaders from Navy Yard businesses and organizations, as well as external Navy Yard stakeholders and partners, gathered to hear about the ongoing development projects and be introduced to Jodie Harris, PIDC’s

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Community

October 17, 2023

RECAP: Navy Yard 5K Returns!

The sound of hundreds of feet hitting the pavement permeated throughout the Navy Yard with the return of the much-anticipated Navy Yard 5K on October 11. This is the first Navy Yard 5K in four years since the event had been shutdown due to COVID-19. Nearly 400 dedicated runners, joggers, walkers, and spectators enjoyed a

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Innovation

August 14, 2023

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Second Recruitment

Award-Winning Biotech Training Program to Begin Second Recruitment to Connect Philadelphians with Quality Jobs in the Region’s Rapidly Growing Life Sciences Sector The Wistar Institute, the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, Iovance Biotherapeutics, PIDC, and The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Launch Second Recruitment for the Award-Winning Program on August 22 Partners in Greater Philadelphia’s

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Community

July 5, 2023

Support the Navy Yard Back-to-School Drive

The Navy Yard will be collecting school supplies to support two local elementary schools. F. Amedee Bregy Elementary School and D. Newlin Fell School are both K-8 elementary schools located in South Philadelphia. The collection will take place Monday, July 17 through Friday, August 25 with drop-off locations throughout the Navy Yard campus. Being part

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Cool Jobs

May 3, 2023

Navy Yard Workforce Program Receives $525,000 Federal Grant

Through the strong support of Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), PIDC recently received a $525,000 grant for its innovative workforce program – the Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI). Congresswoman Scanlon secured the Community Projects Funding commitment for NYSI in 2022 and PIDC recently completed the administrative grant process to access the funds. NYSI is a

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Cool Jobs

April 14, 2023

NSWCPD Co-Hosts 18th Annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge with Temple University

The following is courtesy of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division. You can access the original article here. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division co-hosted the 18th annual Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge with Temple University’s College of Science and Technology at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center on March 24, 2023. SeaPerch

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Community

April 5, 2023

Navy Yard Showcased during Planning Conference in Philadelphia

The Navy Yard was a must-see stop as planners from around the country gathered in Philadelphia for the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference 2023 (NPC23) March 31-April 4 – with a focus on how the planning community can lead the way to develop solutions to today’s most pressing problems. They Navy Yard hosted several

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Cool Jobs

March 30, 2023

Award-Winning Life Sciences Workforce Program Graduates First Class at Navy Yard

The 22-week program, which began recruitment last summer and generated more than 400 applicants, graduated its first class at a ceremony held at Iovance Biotherapeutics at the Navy Yard March 10th, 2023. In total, 13 students graduated from the program, and ten will be connected with employment at Iovance Biotherapeutics as Aseptic Technicians starting at $23.50/hour. Associate

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