Solutions Built
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Solutions Built
on Relationships

Solutions Built
on Relationships

WPSI is currently recruiting for training and job opportunities in Custodial Services earning $21.62/hour with University of Pennsylvania

What is WPSI?

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) is the bold solution necessary to close the opportunity gap in Philadelphia. For ten years, WPSI has solidified its role as one of the highest performing workforce intermediaries in the country by building customized talent solutions that bridge the divide between unemployed Philadelphians seeking opportunity and employers seeking talent. The Skills Initiative runs year-round, cohort-based, jobs-driven training models that harness the hiring power of our area’s major employers, while cultivating our neighbors’ talent.

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Realizing Career Dreams

Meet three West Philadelphia Skills Alumni and hear how their careers and lives have flourished since completing our program.

Our Partners

WPSI currently has two open programs:

  • Access Services Associate in partnership with Penn Medicine
  • The Shipyard Apprentice Program in partnership with Philly Shipyard, the Navy Yard, and PIDC

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