University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives (NYWDI) are launching their first collaborative professional development program to train West and South Philadelphia residents for permanent, full-time, quality-wage careers. Four Seasons Total Landscaping is the first employer partner at the Navy Yard to participate in the program and it will offer opportunities for graduates to interview for laborer positions starting at $14/hour.
PIDC’s Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives 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.
Goal-oriented, motivated individuals living in South & West Philadelphia with a desire to obtain full-time permanent employment in the landscaping industry. Successful candidates must thrive in a labor-intensive, fast-paced environment that operates in all weather conditions. A customer-first mindset and attention to detail and safety is a must.
Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives and West Philadelphia Skills Initiative designed the Grounds Maintenance Laborer Program to connect participants to the technical training, tools and supports needed to build a meaningful career. This program is a blend of virtual courses and in-person sessions, so consistent access to a laptop or desktop with broadband internet and a working webcam is essential. In-person sessions will maintain high standards of safety compliance in the face of COVID-19 and participants must commit to the schedule posted below.
Participants must commit to the full training schedule posted and must be willing to travel to the in-person locations. Face coverings/masks are required for in-person trainings and will be provided.
The deadline to apply is Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. No more applications are currently being accepted for this program. Please sign up for an Upcoming Recruitment.
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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