Our Community Partnerships

The 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.

Our Events

  • 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 recruiter. Sign up for an upcoming session!

  • Pathways to Work

A recruitment event designed to cater to top, work-ready job seekers of our community partners. Participants are invited to attend a career fair with UPMC recruiters. Contact us for more details.

Community Internships

  • Learn and Earn

The Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board (WIB), Mayor William Peduto, and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald collaborated to create a paid work-ready internship experience for deserving youth in Pittsburgh. During the summer, interns learn about growing job and occupational tracks in an effort to create a pipeline for the city’s future workforce. Learn more!

  • Urban Innovation21

This internship program is the largest and most diverse innovation economy based internship program in the region, this summer opportunity is exclusively for Pittsburgh Promise Scholars. Learn more!

Contact Us

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.

Interested in learning more about all of the career opportunities available at UPMC? Visit the job search page to explore our current openings.

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