University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Workforce Development Initiatives (NYWDI) are recruiting for our collaborative professional development program to train Philadelphia residents for permanent, full-time, quality-wage careers.
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.
The Shipyard Laborer Program is designed to connect participants to the professional and 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 computer with highspeed internet and a working webcam is essential. In-person sessions will maintain high standards of safety compliance in the face of COVID-19.
Successful candidates are goal-oriented, motivated individuals with a desire to obtain full-time permanent employment in the government and commercial shipbuilding industry. Successful candidates must thrive in a labor intensive, fast-paced environment that operates in all weather conditions. Attention to detail and a safety-first mindset are a must.
In this program, we offer:
Participants must commit to the full training schedule on September 7 through September 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, regardless of vaccination status.
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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