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Program Basics

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) 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

There are no open cohorts at this time. Please join our mailing list below to learn about future opportunities!

Upcoming Programs


  • Stay tuned for details on our next recruitment!



“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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