workready

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

WorkReady Philadelphia isn't really a program. It's actually a collection of programs…and all of them are designed to help you – our city's young people – get work experience and exposure to opportunities that will help you both now and in the future.

Sure, WorkReady programs are great because most of them will get you a paycheck. But you get a lot of other important stuff, too.

You get connected to professionals who can show you what it's like to work in different career fields.

You get experience you can put on a résumé and will give you a leg up when you go for that next job.

You get to learn things that are interesting and can help you in school.

There's information here on how to get connected to a WorkReady program. You'll also find tools and resources to help you explore career options and get ready for the workplace.

We wish you much success on your journey to become WorkReady!


Program Descriptions

Summer Programs
WorkReady summer programs are paid, six-week experiences that give young people, ages 14 to 21, the opportunity to learn and earn in corporate or community-based settings. There are several different kinds of programs, including internships, academically focused, service learning experiences.

For more information on applications, click here.

Programs for Out-of-School Youth
There are also WorkReady programs for youth who have dropped out of school and are looking to get reconnected to education, training and work experience.

Click here to see information about these programs  

Dress for Success  

In addition to these programs, you can check out the e3 centers and the Re-engagement Center.