West Philly job program seeking applicants

Want to work in security services? In June, the University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative will launch the ninth session of its Connect to Success program. In partnership with Allied Barton Security Services, this four-week training program is tailored to West Philadelphians pursuing a career in security, hospitality, and customer service.

In this role, individuals will secure campus buildings and ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors. Four weeks of performance-based stipends are awarded for successful classroom performance. The application deadline is Friday, May 9.

To be eligible, individuals must be unemployed or under-employed (earning $9 an hour or less), a resident of West Philadelphia—as defined by zip codes 19104, 19131, 19139, 19143, and 19151—a high school graduate with either a diploma or GED, and be able to commit to at least six hours of training, five days per week, beginning June 2.

For more information, or to apply online, visit www.westphiladelphiaskills.org.

Originally published on May 8, 2014