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 five fields: Business Administration/Customer Service, Child Care, Culinary Arts, 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.