PHILADELPHIA WORKS HOLDS GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR “PLATFORM TO EMPLOYMENT” JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

PHILADELPHIA- On Thursday, June 16, Philadelphia Works, the City’s Workforce Development Board, in collaboration with The Workplace, celebrated the graduation of 25 participants in the inaugural class for the “Platform to Employment” (P2E) program. P2E is an innovative job training program for residents of Philadelphia who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer.

Graduates of the program completed the five-week long “bootcamp” training program which began May 11th.  At the event, they shared their personal stories of unemployment, as well as their current job prospects and what they have learned from the program.

P2E, which began in Southwest Connecticut in 2011, combines a five-week job readiness training course with personal and family support services and financial counseling, all at no cost to the participant. P2E historically has placed nearly eighty percent of its participants into work experience programs with local employers, with ninety percent of these participants subsequently moving on to full-time employment upon completion of the program.

Of the 25 participants, three were unable to attend the graduation as they are currently employed.

Philadelphia Tribune

 

 

Platform to Employment is currently recruiting for the next cohort. For more information on Platform to Employment and to apply online, visit: http://www.platformtoemployment.com/