Workforce Development in Philadelphia

Over the past ten years, SEPMA’s employers and their partners have acquired direct benefits.


Manufacturing Alliance benefits in Philadelphgia


  • Trains and develops employees
  • Identifies best practices
  • Provides access to recruitment network & services across skill levels
  • Secures notable guest speakers/presenters to develop and enhance your business
  • Develops needs assessments & learning plans
  • Renders assistance in apprenticeship development and recruitment
  • Supplies financial support related to hiring, training and professional advancement
  • Connects prescreened workforce talent to employers
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The partnership is an employer-led and employer-focused collaborative that offers:

  • Assistance with hiring
  • Development of training plans
  • Access to resources
  • Technical assistance and support for:
    • – strategic growth and planning
    • – business development
    • – pipeline development
    • – training and upskilling
  • B2B networking opportunities
  • A direct point of contact from dedicated staff
  • No membership fee
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Manufacturing Alliance
Manufacturing Alliance benefits in Philadelphgia


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“Employees who have participated in training (supported by the partnership) have increased job satisfaction, increased motivation and increased efficiencies in processes, resulting in financial gain for the employee and the company. It (the training) has also allowed employees to advance to other career opportunities within the company such as CNC, milling and punching work.”

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

“I joined the Partnership because I was expecting it to fund training for my company. I have found the Partnership to be an excellent place for networking on various business issues. There is great collaboration among the participants like sharing resumes when there is a major layoff. The life of the Partnership depends upon its manufacturing members and the quality and frequency of their participation.”

– Victoria Myers, Director of Administration, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation & Former SEPMA Co-Chair

“The Partnership has provided an opportunity to have discussions with small family owned businesses or employees who work for small family owned businesses. It has created business opportunities and has allowed us to be comfortable with having casual business discussions with other manufacturing colleagues as opposed to making cold calls.”

– Karla Trotman, Executive Vice President, Electro Soft & SEPMA Co-Chair

“The partnership allowed us to be more proactive. It brings people around the table with a manufacturing background. Some of them have been implementing these best practices. Being at the table, we all can share in that knowledge and grow from it.”

– Janice Gerold, HR Senior Manager, Leonardo, formerly Agusta Westland Helicopters