The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO founded the Keystone Development Partnership (KDP) in 2005 as 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to create labor management and workforce development programs that serve local communities.
Today KDP serves this mission by helping to catalyze training and apprenticeship programs and manage regional partnerships. We bring together employers, unions, training providers, industry associations, community-based organizations and public agencies to collaborate on initiatives that improve labor skills and productivity. Our work helps ensure businesses have the skilled workers they need to thrive and unions have effective training programs for their members.
John is Executive Director of KDP. He has extensive experience developing data-driven training programs and Industry Partnerships since 2005. John also leads initiatives that create new registered apprenticeship programs.
Tara is KDP’s Apprenticeship Coordinator. She brings to the team a background in career pathway development, workforce strategy, labor relations, and creative engagement. Tara believes in apprenticeship as a powerful tool for building equitable communities. In addition to her leadership in union and workforce roles, she has 10+ years of e
Tara is KDP’s Apprenticeship Coordinator. She brings to the team a background in career pathway development, workforce strategy, labor relations, and creative engagement. Tara believes in apprenticeship as a powerful tool for building equitable communities. In addition to her leadership in union and workforce roles, she has 10+ years of experience directing performances, coordinating workshops, and curating opportunities for experimentation and interactive learning.
James is a Program Manager for KDP. He has spent 13 years managing academic and workforce development programs. James has an MSc in Instructional, Design, Development & Evaluation from Syracuse University.
John is a Program Manager for KDP. He has spent two decades developing and managing workforce & economic development programs, both nationally and internationally. John has an MBA from Cornell University.
Mary is KDP's Chief Financial Officer. She is a certified public accountant with over 30 years of experience in auditing and accounting services in the public, private and governmental sectors. Mary has a BSc Accounting from Elizabethtown College.
Risë has been Data Management Specialist for KDP since 2007. She has over 37 years of workforce program management experience with the PA Department of Labor & Industry.
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