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June 02, 2022 - Philadelphia, PA

Wolf Administration Visits Philadelphia to Support Workforce Development Within Region's Hotel and Restaurant Industries

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.

The OIC is one of many partners in the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative.

The partnership was recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I and will use its grant funding for various activities related to workforce development, including training, recruiting, marketing, supportive services, and contracting. Statewide, the department awarded nearly $4.8 million to 26 industry partnerships with innovative plans to meet local and regional workforce needs.

Speakers Include:
Aisha Dennis, COO and Interim President and CEO, Philadelphia OIC
Patrick Clancy, President and CEO, Philadelphia Works
Jennifer Berrier, Secretary of the PA Department of Labor & Industry
Ed Grose, Executive Director, Philadelphia Hospitality Association
Ben Fileccia, Senior Director of Operations, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
Anthony Price, Philadelphia OIC Student/Trainee



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_01.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_02.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Secretary of the PA Department of Labor & Industry, Jennifer Berrier speaks during Thursdays event. The Secretary visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_03.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Secretary Jennifer Berrier of the PA Department of Labor & Industry, looks on as Aisha Dennis, COO and Interim President and CEO of Philadelphia OIC, speaks during Thursdays event. The Secretary visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_04.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Aisha Dennis, COO and Interim President and CEO of Philadelphia OIC, speaks during Thursdays event. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.  The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_05.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Ed Grose, Executive Director of Philadelphia Hospitality Association, speaks during Thursdays event. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.  The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_06.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Ed Grose, Executive Director of Philadelphia Hospitality Association, speaks during Thursdays event. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.  The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_07.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  President and CEO, Philadelphia Works, Patrick Clancy speaks during Thursdays event. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.  The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_08.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Ben Fileccia, Senior Director of Operations of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, speaks during Thursdays event. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.  The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_09.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Anthony Price, Philadelphia OIC Student/Trainee, speaks during Thursdays event. Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers.  The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_10.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Speakers from Thursday's event pose for a group photo.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_11.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  (L-R) Aisha Dennis, Sherelle Washington Program Representative with Philadelphia Works, and Shuana Davis, Dir of Partnership Development with L&I pose for a photo after Thursdays event.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_12.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_13.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Secretary Jennifer Berrier of the PA Department of Labor & Industry, tours the OIC after Thursdays event. The Secretary visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_14.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Secretary Jennifer Berrier of the PA Department of Labor & Industry, tours the OIC after Thursdays event. The Secretary visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_15.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Secretary Jennifer Berrier of the PA Department of Labor & Industry, tours the OIC after Thursdays event. The Secretary visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_16.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  Guests try different culinary dishes prepared by OIC students.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_17.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  (L-R) Philadelphia OIC Student Jessica Geiger, talking to guests about the culinary dishes prepared for them.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_18.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  (L-R) Philadelphia OIC Student Anthony Price, prepares a culinary dish for guests touring the OIC.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20884_LI_HospIndustry_AG_19.jpg" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Philadelphia, PA.  (L-R) Chef Instructor at Philadelphia OIC, Tracey Borden, poses for a photo in the OIC training kitchen.  Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier visited the Philadelphia OIC, a workforce development and job-training center with a decades-long history of preparing Philadelphians for advancement into family-sustaining careers. The OIC is among many partners working together as the Philadelphia Region Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Partnership to invest in the region's hotel and restaurant workforce - a project supported by the Wolf Administration's PAsmart initiative and recently awarded a $175,000 Industry Partnership grant from L&I for workforce development.  June 2, 2022.