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Member Perspective: Tiffany Wilson

November 17, 2020  |  The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia

Why is it important that we ensure our workforces draw from regional talent, and how are innovation-focused economic development organizations providing support?


An important step in fostering economic empowerment of traditionally underrepresented communities is cultivating a strong curiosity for STEM. If the Science Center’s commercialization programs are the fuel early-stage companies need to grow, our programs that diversify and fill the talent pipeline are the spark that will inspire that next generation of innovative business solutions and a 21st century workforce.


Our nationally recognized FirstHand program provides free, project-based, multi-week STEM classes for middle school and high school students in our surrounding Philadelphia neighborhoods. We work alongside companies and academic partners to develop industry-relevant curricula that prepare students to succeed in the 21st century jobs that local companies will continue to require.


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