Education and job training are essential pathways to self-sufficiency. Two thirds of Philadelphia’s high school dropouts can’t find an employer to hire them. And in today’s economy, even a high school diploma won’t guarantee meaningful employment – especially for young adults with little or no work experience. Many YouthBuild students and their families live below the poverty line because they can’t secure stable, living-wage employment.
To expand students’ career options, YouthBuild Philly offers job training in four fields: Business Administration/Customer Service, Child Care, Healthcare, and Building Trades.
Our job training takes place in real-world settings – e.g., at a nursing home, in a childcare facility, or on a construction site. As students learn these vital job skills, they also provide valuable volunteer service to their community.
Check out the latest student publications from students on each vocational track as they share their perspectives on relevant topics and current events: