The Keystone Utilities Partnership originated in 2006 with three employers represented by IBEW Local 29 in the Pittsburgh region and expanded to eighteen employers and twenty-three labor organizations statewide.  The Partnership serves employers in the electric, gas and water sectors along with supply-chain, and construction trades. Nearly 4,000 workers in the utility industry have attended Partnership subsidized training since.  The Partnership addresses emerging technology, the aging workforce, and the lack of skilled applicants.  KDP developed an organizational structure designed to focus on employer and employee skill training needs.  At the core of this structure are the Labor Management Training Committees and proven data-driven processes to identify skill and training needs and determine solutions.
For program year 2013-14, the Keystone Utilities Partnership exceeded its training goals.  The Partnership subsidized training in welding, line worker apprenticeship training in high voltage, line worker safety signal and rigging, and back hoe operation.

KDP Labor Management Process and Labor Management Training Committee Pilot Program

Keystone Development Partnership (KDP) is a non-profit organization that offers resources to develop and sustain organizations that address community and workforce programs, to promote labor management cooperation, and to better serve the needs of the modern workforce.


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Southwest PA Advanced Manufacturing Industry Partnership

An Industry Partnership for 12 northeast Pennsylvania counties served by the Pocono Counties, Lackawanna, Northern Tier, and Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Boards.  The Consortia of Industry Partnerships supports Northeast PA employers for training for the Food Processing, Energy, and Logistics and Transportation sectors.

This is a far reaching program that utilizes area colleges and university systems, technical centers and private sector training organizations. 

Contact Stuart Bass for more information

Northeast PA Consortia of Industry Partnerships

Keystone Utilities Partnership