Workforce Development in Philadelphia
About SEPMA

ABOUT US

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Manufacturing Alliance (SEPMA) is a multi-employer collaborative comprised of regional manufacturers and who work with education, workforce development, economic development and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of the manufacturing industry

THE ISSUES

Thanks to the advent of new technology and lean manufacturing processes combined with a strengthening economy, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a resurrection of sorts. Still, despite all the good news in the manufacturing world challenges continue to exist. Manufacturers today are facing:

  • Skilled Labor Shortages
  • Automation – Keeping Up and Using New Technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Global Competition
  • Marketing – Attracting Qualified Leads
  • Supply Chain Optimization Issues

SEPMA is working with regional manufacturers help them to leverage the latest advancements in technology to address these challenges head on and continue their upward momentum with little disruption.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Philadelphia Manufacturing Industry Executive

Frank Cettina
Vice President of Operations, Computer Components Corporation & SEPMA Co-Chair

Manufacturing Business Philadelphia Executive

Karla Trotman
Chief Operating Officer, Electro Soft & SEPMA Co-Chair

OUR FUNDERS

Thanks to generous support from Philadelphia Works, The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, PA Workforce Development Board, The Job Opportunities Investment Network (JOIN), The United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and The National Fund for Workforce Solutions, SEPMA continues to provide resources and support to regional manufactures to increase company value and competitiveness.

Industry Partnership for Manufacturing Companies in PA

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