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WPSI and PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative are recruiting for Production Jobs at Tastykake.

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

$63.4M

Total wages earned by participants since 2011

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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