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

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Upcoming Programs


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“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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