WorkReady

 

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WORKREADY SCHOOL-YEAR 2020!

WorkReady Youth

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.

How to Get WorkReady

 

Roadmap to a digital WorkReady experience:

PREPARE

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.

Digital experiences that are incentive-based will not require a work permit.

Do you have an email address? You’ll need one to apply for WorkReady School-Year. If you need to, you can create a free email account using Google, Outlook, or Yahoo.

Pro-tip: make your email address professional, such as firstname.lastname@email.com. We will contact you at the email address you enter on your application, so make sure to check your email often.
WorkReady Apply

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

WorkReady Enroll

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.
  • Social Security Card
  • Social Service Record
Identity and Age
Philadelphia Residency
Citizenship/Eligibility to work
Selective Service
[males only]
  • If you are 18+, you will need an online verification printout. You can register, or update and verify your existing registration.
  • If you will be turning 18 before the last day of the program, please bring the registration form.
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.
WorkReady Match

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.

WorkReady Finish

Contact Us

 
WorkReady School-Year is managed by the Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). If you have questions or need help getting connected, you can contact your WorkReady program partner or contact PYN directly by:

The WorkReady youth hotline is managed Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.