Industrial Trades Program


For the Industrial Trades Program earning $25/hour to start with the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD)
TRAINING PROGRAM: 10/30/23 – 11/17/23



Who should apply?

– Problem-solvers with a safety-first mindset who enjoy working with their hands and performing physical labor.
– Commitment to the full training schedule (below) is required:
– In-Person Sessions, Mon-Fri, 9 A.M. – 12 P.M., (October 30 – November 17)
– Additional one-on-one and small group virtual meetings several times a week between 1 P.M. – 3 P.M.
– Approximately 2 hours of daily reading and reflection exercises
– One self-scheduled 30-minute Career Coaching session per week on Zoom

What is the Industrial Trades Program?

The Industrial Trades Program was built to prepare and connect graduates for a two-year opportunity as union trainees with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) at the Navy Yard. Trainees learn theory instruction and complete hands-on training to become either Machinery Mechanics or Electricians to support naval machinery functionality.

In this program, we offer:

– Cutting-edge job connection strategies resulting in 93% of graduates finding employment.

– A $150 weekly stipend during WPSI program participation.

– The opportunity to interview for $25/hour with benefits as Union Trainees with NSWCPD.

Are you eligible? All applicants must:

– Be a resident of Philadelphia

– Commit to the full training schedule

– Possess a high school diploma or GED

– Be able to pass a physical

Information Sessions

– Information Session 1: 9/22, 12:30 p.m.

– Information Session 2: 9/27, 1:30 p.m.