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Silas fell victim to the economy, lost his job, and needed a hand. The desire to work was there; he just needed an opportunity. He turned to
the POWRR program offered by his local Goodwill office. Partnership On Workforce Readiness and Retention (POWRR), a unique collaboration between
UPMC and multiple community partners, has the goal of increasing workforce readiness for health care service workers.
At POWRR, Silas received the training and skills to start a new career with UPMC. Now he works as an environmental service technician at UPMC
Montefiore, and hopes to utilize UPMC’s tuition benefits to continue his education and become a radiology technician.
UPMC’s vision for the POWRR program has to demonstrated a commitment to the community by providing opportunities for professional growth,
development, and ultimately, gainful employment.
“I’m excited about my future.”