WPSI’s model puts the employer in the driver’s seat: we operate like a boutique consulting firm, with employers as our primary clients. We help our employer partners looking to resolve challenges related to recruitment, high turnover or performance quality.  The Skills Initiative designs its recruitment, selection and training activities based on the employer’s needs, working with the employer to understand:

• Performance Gaps
• Workplace Culture
• Current Hiring Practices
• Retention Challenges


UCD supports the talent management and onboarding programs of entry-level positions at employer partners by serving as a trustworthy front-end partner. We bring value to our employer partners by:

  • Building bridges to our community
  • Mitigating the risk in hiring and training practices
  • Translating organizational culture accurately, letting employers hire the right person for the right position


WPSI programs have a proven track record of raising retention, increasing productivity and quality of services, and reducing turnover.


University City District partners with some of the most prestigious employers in University City jobs, including:

  • The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Drexel University College of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Penn Dental Medicine
  • Allied Universal 
  • BrightView
  • Chesterbrook Academy Preschools
  • Green City Works
  • Impark
  • SodexoMagic


Partnering with the Skills Initiative begins with getting to know us and letting us get to know you. Please contact Joshua Park for more information about how WPSI’s customizable services can benefit your organization.