Find an Opportunity: Resources to serve the needs of teens and young adults

Explore links and lists to help young people connect to PYN-supported opportunities – as well as partner-supported opportunities for mentorship, skilled-trade training, college access, or re-engagement with high school education.

PYN INITIATIVE WorkReady

WorkReady offers summer, school year, or out-of-school-time opportunities.

PYN INITIATIVE

E3 operates year-round, and offers employment, education, and empowerment services for young people disconnected from school and work.

Jobs Explore opportunities across the city!

  • School District of Philadelphia Jobs Board

    The Philadelphia School District created a job board for students ages 14-18 to explore part-time (after-school), seasonal (Winter/Summer), and career training programs.

  • PennDOT Jobs Page

    Apply for internships, summer work positions, or school-year employment. PennDOT also offers job shadowing, career exploration, and tours!

  • Teach PHL Jobs Board

    The School District of Philadelphia, many public charter schools, private schools, and dozens of summer youth programs (including summer camps, sports camps, child care programs, and more) are looking for full-day and partial-day summer staff who can teach and/or work with children. Organizations need teachers, coaches, group leaders and operations staff.

Programs & Training
Check out job training and career development opportunities in Philadelphia.

  • Philadelphia OIC

    Philadelphia OIC is one of the region’s oldest and largest providers of tuition-free job training and career development services, offering everything from computers for beginners to advanced hospitality training at our Opportunities Inn. OIC also offers paid training in Drone Piloting, Banking, Culinary/Hospitality, Welding, Automotive, and Energy/Solar.

  • Power Corps PHL

    Power Corps PHL is a 4-18 month paid workforce development program providing participants with the opportunity to develop the skills required to become environmental stewards, secure meaningful work, and become civically engaged members of society.

  • Year Up

    Year Up offers a job training program that allows students to focus on technical and professional skill training that will advance their career.

  • Free Library Career Training Database

    This resource offers programs that allow Philadelphia residents to build skills to improve in their careers, re-enter the workforce, or easily find jobs that do not require a high-school diploma.

Apprenticeships, Credentials & Skill-BuildingLearn more about alternate career pathways and programs that can get you started.

  • ApprenticeshipPHL

    Apprenticeships are a way to earn a paycheck while you learn on the job. Explore career options in many different industries by connecting to ApprenticeshipPHL, a regional collaboration working to increase Registered Apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs.

  • Philadelphia Works Career Pathways

    Explore the different pathways you can take in your career. Each interactive career pathway shows key jobs within the industry, common transition opportunities between them, and detailed information about salaries, credentials, and skillsets associated with each role.

  • PSD Student Jobs, Internships, & Apprenticeships Hub

    The School District of Philadelphia uses this site to share announcements, flyers, programs, information, and opportunities.

Education Explore educational opportunities and offerings in Philadelphia.

  • Community College of Philadelphia Dual Enrollment

    Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) offers the opportunity to take college-level courses while enrolled in high school or pursuing a GED. College credits may be applied toward an associate degree at Community College of Philadelphia or transferred to another college or university.

  • School District of Philadelphia

    To register for the School District of Philadelphia, submit an online application, call, or send an application via Dropbox.

  • Gateway to College

    Community College of Philadelphia's Gateway to College program is an educational alternative for out-of-school youth ages 12-20, who are looking to get back on track if after dropping out of school. Participants can earn a high school diploma and earn college credits toward an associate’s degree or certificate.

College Preparation Get important information on college preparation and applications, as well as financial aid and scholarships.

  • ACT Preparation

    This site provides information on finding, registering, and preparing for the ACT test. Information on college and career planning and financial aid are also available.

  • FAFSA

    This is the website for FAFSA- the Free Application for Student Aid. This important application will connect you with federally-funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. The site has information on completing the application as well as information on applying to college and managing your student loans.

  • Fast Web

    This site allows you to search for scholarships and colleges as well as look for jobs and internships. It also provides current news on financial aid.

  • Collegeboard

    The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. On this website, you can find information on planning for and applying to college, as well as paying for college and taking the SAT.

  • PHEAA

    The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) website provides information on scholarships, grants and loans for post-secondary education.

  • TRIO Upward Bound

    TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded program that aims to increase college enrollment and graduation rates for high school students from low-income households, from homes where neither parent has earned a 4-year Bachelor's degree, or for students at a high academic risk of failure.

Resource Hubs Browse other opportunities and offerings with these helpful “hubs” of information.

  • Free Library of Philadelphia Job Seeker Resource

    Whether you are writing your first resume and cover letter, need a resume makeover, or would like to learn about online job-seeking resources, this page is full of helpful guides, links, and library resources to help attain goals!

  • Free Library of Philadelphia Business Resource & Innovation Center

    This resource provides current information and resources on changing careers, job searching techniques, and emerging employment fields to help career changers and job seekers achieve their goals.

  • #PlayItSafePHL

    There are a variety of other summer work experience options available in the city of Philadelphia. We recommend exploring the City of Philadelphia’s #PlayItSafePHL offerings.

  • YouthxJobs

    Youth Jobs Connect created YouthxJobs, a platform that centralizes all youth employment opportunities and career navigation services in one place. While the platform is in its early stages, you can sign up for early access.

  • Workforce Services

    Philadelphia Works created a resource to provide access to year-round job and training opportunities for young adults. Explore opportunities based on location!

  • Career One Stop

    This site is exactly what its name indicates – a "one-stop shop" for career seekers offering connections to a wide variety of government services.

  • Philadelphia School District Student Resource

    Explore CTA programs, get working papers, obtain a SEPTA key, or explore the code of conduct.

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