The UPMC Workforce Development team strategically partners with the communities we serve by proactively engaging, developing, and connecting talented people to meaningful work. In collaboration with our community partners, our programs empower individuals to overcome barriers to employment and gain the skills needed to find meaningful work.


Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention (POWRR)

The Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention POWRR) is designed to help individuals choose career paths, prepare for jobs, and develop skills to retain jobs. The training, which includes the Tackling the Tough Skills curriculum, helps engaged participants get ready to take the next step and apply for jobs at UPMC. Participants must be referred by one of UPMC’s 30+ community partners.

Community All Access Days

A training program where UPMC invites participants to learn more about UPMC and the application process. Participants learn soft skills and interviewing techniques which participants can practice utilizing during a mock interview with a UPMC representative.

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To learn more about any of our programs, we invite you to send us an email.

Community partners interested in having UPMC attend a career fair, host an information session, or share specific training or skill development should send us an email with the details as far in advance of the event as possible to ensure consideration.


Partnership on Workforce Readiness and Retention (POWRR)

This unique program is a collaboration between UPMC and over 30 community partners. Launched in 2010, our goal is to increase workforce readiness for health care workers in the community. The program is a series of three workshops for participants needing more in depth coaching and support to become work-ready. Contact us for more details!

Military Talent Network

This program is a recruiting tool for UPMC to support veterans in their employment search. Veterans submit their interest for this program and are connected with a mentor to provide career advice, recommendations on job matches, and insight into UPMC’s hiring practices. Learn More

Project SEARCH

This is a one-year, high school transitional program hosted at UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant. It is a collaboration between UPMC, Goodwill of Southwestern PA, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), Office of Intellectual Disabilities (OID) and school districts within the Pittsburgh area designed to combine education and work experience in an effort to prepare students with disabilities for competitive employment. Learn More

Environmental Services Associate Trainee Program

This program is a partnership between UPMC and the Energy Innovation Center. Through this training program, you will learn how to clean all aspects of a hospital to meet the required safety standards and to promote the quality of care that is given to all patients. Learn More

Talent Network