You get good grades, you’re involved in school activities, you’re thinking about your future career…ready to get some real world work experience?
Through WorkReady Philadelphia, you can make connections with professionals who can show you what it’s like to work in various fields, get solid experience you can list on your resume when you’re ready to apply for jobs, and earn a paycheck!
WorkReady Philadelphia is a cross-sector partnership dedicated to improving the economic outcomes of the region’s youth by attracting, aligning and investing resources in youth workforce-development strategies. Each year, WorkReady programs provide thousands of young people with career exposure and preparation opportunities designed to enhance youth understanding and mastery of skills needed to be successful in a 21st century, global economy.
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There are a variety of WorkReady Programs designed to offer work-experience, and help youth prepare for your future careers! These models include:
- 21st Century Continuum Programs
- Industry Pipeline Programs
- Occupational Skills Training Programs
- Summer Programs
WorkReady Summer Employment models offer educationally-enriched work opportunities to in-school and out of school youth ages 14-21. Participants complete a six-week (120 hour), paid work experience that fosters the acquisition of the 21st Century skills through work-based learning.
To learn more about how you can get involved with a WorkReady program, click here.
The Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) is the managing partner of WorkReady Philadelphia. In this role, PYN staffs and convenes the partnership, which includes employers, schools, community-based organizations, advocacy groups, labor unions and other stakeholders. Additionally, PYN contracts with several dozen, youth-serving organizations to operate a portfolio of programs on behalf of the Philadelphia Council for College and Career Success and Philadelphia Works, Inc.