PHS Requesting Proposals to Provide Job Readiness Training to Program Participants (10/21)


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PHS’s Workforce Development (WFD) Department is seeking a qualified partner organization that can provide Job Readiness training for our late winter early spring intensive training program in landscaping & horticulture. The PHS Green Industry Workforce Development Bootcamp is part of the Philadelphia LandCare program, which maintains more than 12,000 vacant lots, a footprint totaling 16 million square feet throughout the city.


The program trains and helps place underserved residents of the city in green jobs with LandCare landscape contractors, community organizations and local contractors that transform and maintain vacant land in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Vacant land greened by PHS improves the quality of life for residents, enhances neighborhood conditions, raises property values, and increases public health and safety. The training program operates in a 3 phased approach over a 6-week span:

  • Phase 1: 4-week intensive training in green jobs & job readiness

  • Phase 2: 2-week On-the-Job internship with local contractors

  • Phase 3: Job Placement and support services


For 2023, two training cohorts of approximately twenty-five participants each will be conducted at FDR Park in South Philadelphia. Training dates for each cohort are as follows:


Training Core Training Dates

DHCD Bootcamp Cohort #1 3/20/23 - 4/14/23

DHCD Bootcamp Cohort #2 4/17/23 - 5/12/23


Proposed Scopes of Work

Job Readiness trainings are designed to prepare participants for their primary job placements and require the training vendor to have an in-depth understanding of what employers are looking for in candidates they intend on hiring.


This portion of the bootcamp training will be covered over four (4), day long classroom sessions during the first 4 weeks of each training cohort. The selected candidate will have one day each week at our classroom space in FDR park to conduct workshops. Topics covered in this training should include but are not limited to:

  • Workplace etiquette

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Resume Development

  • Interview skills

  • Public Speaking /Interviewing

  • Work / Life Balance

Proposal Documents

As part of the proposal applicants should provide the following deliverables prior to the start of the program:

  • General training schedule framework

  • Detailed curriculum of what each session will cover

  • Potential list of any guest lectures that will be a part of the trainings

  • List of supply needs for PHS to provide

  • Cost for eight (8) Job Readiness Workshop and preferred payment schedule

Please submit all proposals to Tim Majoros at the following email address: tmajoros@pennhort.org


The due date for all proposals will be 5pm Friday, October 21st 2022