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Career Training Resources

Trade Programs for youth- YOACAP

Youth Outreach Adolescent Community Awareness Program, a project of the Urban Affairs Coalition, has several trade options like Carpentry, Finishing Trades Institute (FTI), Plumbing & Electrical that will help males and females gain entry into the building trade. 16-24 year olds with HS Diploma of graduating in the Spring. Call 215-851-1800 or 215-851-0110 today to enroll.

CCP Career and Advancement Technology Center

Opened in 2022 this innovative center brings career training and community building to the forefront of our neighborhoods through state-of-the-art facilities, support for local entrepreneurship, and hands-on learning experiences for fields that are in demand. Go to to look how to advance careers in the automotive industry, healthcare, manufacturing and more. Multiple scholarships available.
4750 Market Street

Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program

Check out their website for more info on becoming a carpenter
For women, minorities, and other Philadelphia County residents that have existing barriers to employment in the building trades.

Construction Apprentice Preparatory Program (CAPP)

The Construction Apprentice Preparatory Program (CAPP) is a pre-apprenticeship program that prepares participants to pass the various Building Trade Entrance Exams. (609) 792-4768.

Samuel Staten Senior Pre-Apprenticeship Program (SSSPAP)

SSSPAP goal is to increase the number of people of color and women in the construction trades. Check them out at

Shipyard Apprentice Program

39-month time-based competency program that takes candidates with little or no experience and trains them to be multi-skilled employees of the Philly Shipyard. 100% of cost of related instruction paid for by PSI. Email, call 215-875-8817, or visit for more info.

Philadelphia OIC

Philadelphia OIC is dedicated to the elimination of poverty, unemployment, and illiteracy through tuition-free job training and career development services, offering everything from computers for beginners to advanced hospitality training at our Opportunities Inn. For more info, call 215-236-7700, email HELLO@PHILAOIC.ORG, or visit 1231 North Broad Street

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