WPSI Cohort Graduation

WPSI is About Solutions

Results and Impact

At the Skills Initiative, we make decisions backed by data and fueled by the ethos that every opportunity to do something is an opportunity to do it better. This commitment to continuous improvement is reflected in improved outcomes for all stakeholders–community members, employer partners, and job seekers.

The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) | Replicate Our Model

Signature Professional Development Program FY20

127

Philadelphians served in 2021

91%

Successful participants connected to employment

$17.96

Average hourly starting wage post-program

20%

Average wage increase post-program

37

Average weeks unemployed prior to WPSI

Pandemic Response Programs

43

EMT Certification program participants

54

Alumni rapid hire placements through #WorkWithWPSI

Signature Professional Development Program All Time

1,312

Participants since 2011

93%

Placement rate

14%

Average wage increase post-program

83%

Participants retaining employment for 12+ months

13.7%

Average wage increase post-program

$63.4M

Total wages earned by participants since 2011