PIPELINES TO APPRENTICESHIP
Pipelines to Apprenticeship encompasses PYN’s work to create and expand opportunities for youth and young adults in traditional and non-traditional industries. Efforts include expanding formal pre-apprenticeship programs, creating stronger referral to registered apprenticeships and raising the profile of apprenticeships as a viable pathway to quality careers. This work is supported by partners including Philadelphia Works.
Youth Entrepreneurship pilot at E3 Power Centers creates a new entry point into the workforce for future business owners. This pilot combines entrepreneurial education with opportunities for direct practice to yield an experience that meaningfully shows entrepreneurship and small business ownership as a viable career pathway. With a focus on equity, this pilot seeks to boost enterprise opportunities for young people who are experiencing barriers to participation in the economy. This pilot is made possible by a grant from Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Funds (OYIF) Youth Entrepreneurship Fund.
FORMAL PRE-APPRENTICESHIPS DEVELOPED
YOUTH CONNECTIVITY Youth Connectivity pilot at E3 Power Centers and the Hub at PA CareerLink® West addresses the digital divide by introducing youth to careers in the media and entertainment industries. Youth participated in a comprehensive media production and video editing training through a partnership with WHYY while increasing mobile access and amplifying youth voice. This pilot is made possible by a grant from Aspen Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF).
CAREER BRIDGING Career Bridging is an industry-focused approach designed to connect School District of Philadelphia Career and Technical Education graduates to education and employment opportunities in healthcare and facilities maintenance. These services help participants to build core technical skills and take the next step in their career pathway. Participants’ will transition into occupational skills training, career immersion experiences, work activities, credential attainment and placement into subsidized and unsubsidized employment. This pilot is made possible through an Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth (ECOY) grant awarded via Philadelphia Works.
OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED Pilot opportunities provided since launch through Dec. 1, 2018