“[Green City Works has] committed to offering employees good wages, full-time positions, and advancement opportunities.”
- Matt Bergheiser, President, University City District in The Philadelphia Inquirer

 

“UCD is building career pipelines to jobs that are in demand in the neighborhood.”
-Philadelphia Business Journal

 

“Locally, programs like the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative are helping businesses and labor adapt to the new economy, training and connecting unemployed residents to jobs in the health-care and IT sectors.”
-philly.com

 

“The percentage of [WPSI participants] finding jobs has climbed steadily over the last five years to about 95 percent, and demand from potential employers now exceeds the supply of workers the program can offer.”
-The New York Times

 

“After her speech, [Federal Reserve Chair] Yellen met in a roundtable with training participants and graduates at the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, a program that connects local residents with job opportunities in the area.”
-Bloomberg

 


 

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TECHNICAL.LY • $5 million from Lenfest Foundation will bring career training to West Philly

Friday, February 16, 2018

Technical.ly: $5 million from Lenfest Foundation will bring career training to West Philly

The funds will let Drexel University, the University City District and the University City Science Center connect 600 previously unemployed residents to careers.

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THE NOTEBOOK • At launch of city's new workforce strategy, a panelist stresses importance of hope

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Notebook: At launch of city's new workforce strategy, a panelist stresses importance of hope

The effort aims to lift not only individuals, but also the city’s overall educational and economic attainment.

by Jane M. Von Bergen

 

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GENEROCITY • 3 tips on nailing your next job search from West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Originally published by Generocity


3 tips on nailing your next job search from West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

Ninety-three percent of residents who have gone through the University City District program find employment after participating, so yeah, you could call its managers job search experts

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