University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) are recruiting for our collaborative professional development program to train Philadelphia residents for permanent, full-time, quality-wage careers.
Navy Yard Skills Initiative training programs are designed for individuals who have been disconnected from the workforce or who have limited professional experience to strengthen the skills and abilities that employers need.
Program participants are expected to participate in all aspects of the program including classroom training and technical coursework. The goal of each program is to connect participants to the tools and supports needed to build a meaningful career, and to offer the opportunity to interview with the employer partner.
Goal-oriented, motivated individuals with a desire to obtain full-time permanent employment in the advanced manufacturing food production industry. Successful candidates must thrive in a labor-intensive, fast-paced environment that requires attention to detail and a safety-first mindset.
The Production Associate Program is designed to connect participants to the professional and technical training, tools, and supports needed to build a meaningful career at Tastykake. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview for part-time production positions with Tastykake, with the opportunity to transition to full-time employment within one year.
Join us for an upcoming virtual information session via Zoom! PIDC will provide an overview of the program, recruitment process, expectations for the program, and attendees will meet with the employer partner, Tasty Baking Company.
The opportunity to interview for part-time Production Associate positions at Tasty Baking Company starting at $14.60/hr.
Part-time Production Associates can bid for extra hours creating a full-time schedule after a two-week training/onboarding period and can transition to full-time employment within a year
Full-time Production Associates earn $17.00/hr. and become members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers, and Grain Millers’ (BCTGM) International Union
Participants must commit to the full training schedule on June 6 through June 24 and be willing to travel to the Navy Yard for in-person trainings. *Face coverings/masks are required for in-person trainings and will be provided.
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EMPLOYMENT DISCLAIMER: Positions with employers are not guaranteed and each graduating program participant will go through the same interview process as all other individuals that apply for open positions. Successful completion of the program will prepare graduates to perform well on the employers’ interview and new hire assessments as a result of the training they receive. NYWDI’s will facilitate this process and support graduates’ transition to other private sector positions when opportunities arise. *Eligibility requirements may vary by program