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Program Basics


The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is a training program which connects you to the tools, behaviors and supports you need to build a career that can change your life. To join a training program, you must be unemployed, a resident of West Philadelphia, and have a high school diploma or GED. Specific programs may have additional education, work or residential requirements. 

Current Programs

Who should apply?
Attentive, goal-oriented, and motivated individuals who have experience working in customer service, or related fields.

What is WPSI?
The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is a training program which connects you to the tools, behaviors and supports you need to build a career that can change your life, your family and your community. 

In this program, we offer:
• Cutting-edge job connection strategies resulting in over 90% of WPSI graduates finding employment.
• A generous, performance-based stipend while in training at WPSI.
• The opportunity to interview for open positions with Allied Universal in University City.
• An accelerated connection to a career you love and the life you want!

Are you eligible?
All applicants must be a resident of 19104, 19131, 19139, 19142, 19143, 19151, or 19153; possess a high school diploma or GED; be unemployed; and have high quality customer service experience.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!  Deadline is Friday, July 12, 2019 at 5pm.

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Upcoming Programs

 

  • August 2018: Allied Universal
  • August 2018: Philadelphia Fire Department – EMT Certification and Training Program

 

Stories

 

“The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative has changed my life. When I came here, I knew I had the skills to land a job, but working closely with the staff, they brought out my potential to build a future career and to pull out my best self. I know that I am capable of doing whatever I put my mind to because I have a phenomenal group of people behind me.”

Tyler Wood, Brightview, Landscape Technician, March 2019

 

 

My experience at WPSI was life changing. I finally found a way to use my skills and an opportunity to gain the experience that I desperately needed in the medical field. Along with gaining connections, I also gained relationships with an amazingly supportive group of people. I now have a career that I’ve been working towards since I got my certification and I am excited to see what the future holds.

Aquanette Blakely, DUCOM, November 2018

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