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 at Tastykake. 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. This program is a blend of virtual courses and in-person sessions. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview for part-time production positions with Tastykake, with the opportunity to transition to full-time employment.
Participants must commit to the full training schedule on January 10 through January 28 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.
The deadline to apply for the Tastykake Production Associate Program has passed.
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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