A couple of things to note about WR School Year:
There are limited opportunities for School-Year programs.
Applications are by invite only. A referral code from a partner organization is required to apply.
Given our current realities during the COVID-19 pandemic, WorkReady School-Year has been redesigned.
All participants will have the opportunity to earn incentives or wages either in-person or digitally. Each partner organization will be operating individual programs on a rolling basis. We will continue to monitor local, state and government orders and recommendations to determine the best options for all program experiences.
WORKREADY SCHOOL-YEAR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS WILL PROVIDE TWO POSSIBLE TYPES OF EXPERIENCES FOR YOUTH TO EXPLORE
Depending on program design, Young people will receive hourly wages or incentive payments* connected to completing milestones or tasks digitally.
Participants may have...
Digital Career Exposure
This experience is offered online and require completion of digital tasks and activities to earn incentives.
*max incentive is $595 for WorkReady 2020
In-Person or virtual Internships
This experience offers a professional work environment that facilitates deep exposure to chose career and accelerates skill development. These experiences pay hourly wages and depend on local guidance and worksite availability.
Roadmap to a digital WorkReady experience:
Gather your docs! For any job (not just WorkReady), you must provide vital documents to prove you are eligible to work. Before getting started, check to see what documents you have already or identify what you will need to locate.
Step 1: Apply Now
Filling out an application lets us know you’re interested in WorkReady School-Year. There are limited opportunities available so preparation and a connection to a program partner will be the key to participating. To start the application must enter a referral code given to you by one of our partner organizations. You can find a list of WorkReady partner organizations here. Applying does not guarantee placement in a program.
WorkReady School-Year Program partners include:
CORA Services • Educators 4 Education • FNC Philly (Federation of Neighborhood Centers) • Management and Environmental Technologies, Inc. • Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity • The Center for Black Educator Development • Zhang Sah • Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center (PJJSC) • Community Integrated Services • Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern NJ • Independence Seaport Museum • JEVS Human Services • Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity • Philadelphia OIC Workforce Academy • Youth Advocate Program
Step 2: Enroll November Until April
Enrollment is the opportunity to complete and sign required paperwork and submit copies or pictures of documents necessary to continue beyond the application phase. Enrollment is by invitation only and can be completed in-person or on a mobile device or computer. If you are invited to a digital enrollment session, you will be sent a link to a secure folder where you can upload your enrollment documents.
Please note that all enrollment materials will be sent to the email address you used on your online application.
|To verify:||DOCUMENTATION MAY VARY BY PROGRAM. BELOW IS A LIST OF THINGS YOU MAY BE ASKED TO PRESENT. YOU MAY NEED ONE DOCUMENT FROM EACH CATEGORY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THEM, YOU CAN USE THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET COPIES OF YOUR VITAL DOCUMENTS. Processes to obtain documents may be delayed due to COVID-19 regulations.|
|Social Security Number
helps identify and accurately record wages or earnings.
|Identity and Age|
|Citizenship/Eligibility to work|
|School Status||School Records [such as a report card]|
|Low Income or proof of additional barrier to employment.||Participants must prove low income eligibility or provide proof of barrier to education and employment. Additional information can be found here.|
|Eligibility to Work if Under 18||Valid Work Permit|
Step 3: Participate between December June
Once you have completed steps 1 & 2, if selected, your partner organization will share details about your digital or in-person experience.
- Emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Calling the WorkReady Hotline: 267.502.3742
The WorkReady youth hotline is managed Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.