Vice President of Workforce Development & Economic Innovation
Latoya Edmond currently serves as the Vice President of Workforce Development & Economic Innovation for Philadelphia OIC. Through her work, she annually manages over $2 million in public/private agency grant and contractual funds. She also oversees the organization’s workforce development strategy and partnerships focused on training participants to receive the skills needed to obtain and retain 21st Century jobs.
Latoya provides overall leadership, vision, strategic thinking, assessment and management of Philadelphia OIC’s workforce development, programs and initiatives. She oversees six adult workforce development programs and attracts, develops, coaches and retains a high performing team of twenty-four. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, Latoya is instrumental in the development and implementation of all programs and services at Philadelphia OIC.
Previously, she served as Director of Career Services at Philadelphia OIC where she maintained an employment placement rate of 80 percent across all workforce programs.
Edmond has over 13 years of experience in workforce development and career/ student services. Prior to joining Philadelphia OIC, she served as Director of Career Services of Culinary Academy of New York. In this role, she maintained operational, financial and staff development of the career service department and placed over 300 students annually in employment and externship opportunities.
She earned her BA in Business Management and Master of Science in Management & Leadership/Public Administration from East Stroudsburg University.