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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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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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February 21, 2024

Newsletter Archive

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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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November 27, 2023

Workforce Development Partnership Celebrates 100th Placement

University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC are excited to announce the completion of the inaugural Industrial Trades Program! This cohort marks the 100th placement of the partnership.

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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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September 18, 2023

Partnership Announced to Connect Philadelphians with Career Training in the Skilled Trades Starting at $25/hr

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative and PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative Launch Professional Development Program with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division for Union Careers University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) launched a program to train Philadelphia residents for permanent, full-time, union careers starting at

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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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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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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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Development Updates

March 29, 2023

Ensemble/Mosaic Signs First Lease at New Navy Yard Life Science Building with bioMérieux, Inc.

This blog is courtesy of Ensemble/Mosaic. Read the release on the Ensemble/Mosaic website. PHILADELPHIA – March 29, 2023 – Ensemble/Mosaic, a joint venture between Ensemble Investments, LLC and Mosaic Development Partners, has announced the signing of its first tenant, bioMérieux, Inc., at 1201 Normandy Place, the newest life science facility at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia. The building

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Amenities

January 4, 2023

Navy Yard NEWS – Winter 2023

Click to read the Fall 2022 issue of Navy Yard NEWS.

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January 4, 2023

Navy Yard Skills Initiative Connected More Than 60 Philadelphians to Jobs in 2022

Since its inception in August 2020, more than 120 Philadelphians have participated in 8 cohorts of PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) training programs, but 2022 was by far the most successful year of NYSI in connecting Philadelphians to meaningful employment in growing industries within the Navy Yard. NYSI training programs are designed for individuals

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January 3, 2023

Rhoads Industries Receives Funding to Bolster PA’s Manufacturing Industry

Governor Tom Wolf made an announcement December 30, 2022, that Rhoads Industries, Inc. (Rhoads) is set to receive $400,000 in funding to help strengthen its workforce development program and meet the production needs it has at the Navy Yard. Founded in 1896, Rhoads has grown from a small fabrication shop to a leader in industrial

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