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

117

Philadelphians served in 2020 (This number is lower than average due to COVID-19. In 2019 WPSI served 159 Philadelphians).

95%

Successful participants connected to employment

$15.49

Average hourly starting wage post-program

37

Average weeks unemployed prior to WPSI

1,205

Participants since 2011

83%

Participants retaining employment for 12+ months

25%

Average wage increase post-program

$47.6M

Total wages earned by participants since 2011