Job Seekers

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?
Hard-working, attentive, and reliable individuals who have experience working in construction, labor, demolition, facilities maintenance, 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 97% of WPSI graduates finding employment.
• A performance-based stipend while in training at WPSI.
• The opportunity to interview for open positions with The HOW Group 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 construction or related experience with labor and/or outdoor work. 


CLICK HERE TO APPLY TODAY!  Deadline is Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at 5pm.
Click here to apply online
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• The online application can also be completed at our offices in the First District Plaza, Suite 206, 3801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 from 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday.

Upcoming Programs

 

  • Stay tuned for dates and details!

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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