PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

January 21, 2020

The Facilities Technician’s role is to ensure that Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site’s facilities are safe, operational, well maintained, and suitable for all visitors and ESPHS staff. The Facilities Technician reports to the Facilities Maintenance Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Waste/Recycling – ensure site trash cans are emptied at regular intervals

  • Landscaping – ensure greenery on site is maintained • Snow/Ice...

January 21, 2020

Philadelphia’s Rebuild program has just announced this new pathway to union building trades apprenticeships that requires an online application by Feb 7th.  See details below.

The Rebuild program is cultivating a pre-screened, vetted applicant pool that Rebuild can draw from when construction job openings on Rebuild sites emerge.  

This program offers:

  • Accelerated placement with union contractors and/or union apprenticeships

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January 10, 2020

The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking applicants for our 9-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)/Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by a grant from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, is designed to train men, ages 18-30, who have lived experience of violence to become Community Health Workers / Certified Peer Specialist...

January 10, 2020

PowerCorpsPHL is a 4 to 18-month paid workforce development program that uses environmental service as a vehicle to teach career and technical skills. The deadline for this program has been extended to the 24th of January.

Earn $1,340 per month (before taxes), while you sharpen your skills and make a difference in your community. Young people with criminal records are encouraged to apply.

Find the application here http://powerc...

January 3, 2020

This is the time of year that many building trades apprenticeship programs accept new applications.

The Plumbers, Steamfitters and Boilermaker’s and Carpenters Unions are all accepting applications, some only for a limited time in January 2020.  See information and links below to encourage returning citizens to apply.

Local 690 Plumbers Union: Monday through Friday, January 6-10, 13-17, 2020 from 8am - 4pm.  

Stea...

December 20, 2019

Openings in the Transitional Employment Program

The Philadelphia Furniture Bank has several openings in our Transitional Employment Program. These are paid, part-time opportunities for people who have been out of the workforce for several reasons and need extra support in transitioning back to work. If you have clients that might benefit please email your contact information and their resume to PFB Director Tom Maroon

November 12, 2019

PLSE is launching the search for our second Mike Lee Fellow. The fellowship is a six-month paid opportunity offered to someone who has direct experience with the criminal justice system, has shown a strong interest in community organizing, and is passionate about having a positive impact in their community. An official position description is attached with further details.

We are inviting you to nominate someone for the...

October 15, 2019

It's Time to Harvest Your Credentials or Degree!!

Information Session For Adult Learners - Tuesday, October 22nd 3pm - 6pm

Did you stop out of college? Do you have some college credits and no degree? Are you seeking a credential to further your employment future? Come talk to the experts! Register now and "Harvest a brighter future!"

Come and see about some educational programs that are just right for you.

Programs Such As:

  • Cyb...

September 11, 2019

Register for Consumer Protection: Predatory and Wealth-Stripping Practices Targeting our Neighborhoods

Please join the Office of Economic Mobility and Opportunity for the next installment in their “Economic Mobility: Earn, Keep, Grow” series where we will examine threats facing consumers from the marketplace that can prevent them from preserving or building wealth, including "we buy homes for cash" schemes and reverse mortgages...

September 9, 2019

PowerCorpsPHL started orientation for their Fall cohort this past Tuesday and had a record-shattering turnout given our historical trends. 

They expect to whittle that number down throughout our orientation phase between now and September 19th but given early indications, will very likely have 10-20 solid candidates that they will not have the capacity to take and who have otherwise completed all steps asked of them to mak...

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