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Industry Pipeline

Program model: WorkReady School-Year Program for In-School Youth

Industry Pipeline programs promote talent development in targeted industries by exposing youth to industry-specific, technical skills and training. The Industry Pipeline model provides comprehensive, two-year training for 11th and 12thgrade students specifically in high growth industries. Designed to integrate 21st Century skills with technical expertise and work-based learning opportunities, the model prepares participants, upon high school graduation, for post-secondary success in college and/or employment with local high-growth businesses. Ideally, the model relies on partnerships among employers, schools, youth-service organizations, and institutions of higher education. Services are provided during the school day as well as during out-of-school time in an effort to achieve the following youth outcomes:

  • 21stCentury and work-readiness skills development
  • Connection to industry professionals
  • Persistence in school, as reflected in grade promotion
  • Attainment of a High School Diploma
  • Post-secondary preparation
  • Post-secondary enrollment
During Program Year 2011-2012:
199 youth were served via this model in the last program year with the following results:
  • 71% of 11thgrade participants were promoted to 12th grade
  • 82% of 12thgrade participants obtained a credential
  • 52% of 12thgraders transitioned into post secondary education and employment placements

Youth Eligibility

  • Enrolled as 11th graders in high school or eligible for a high school diploma within two years of starting the program.
  • Ages 16 to 18
  • Seeking a high school diploma and industry recognized credential
  • Seeking post-secondary education and/or viable employment placement at the time of program completion
  • WIA-eligible (meeting income and barrier requirements)
  • Attend one of the schools listed below
Providers/Employers School Partners
ACE Mentoring Program Carver High School for Engineering and Science
Communities In Schools of Philadelphia and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Olney High School
Penn Medicine Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School
Sayre High School
Philadelphia Academies, Inc. & Citizens Bank Lincoln High School

Workforce Investment Act (U.S. Department of Labor / PA Department of Labor and Industry / Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation)

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