Philadelphia has a new job training program for young adults who aren’t in college but may need new skills to find work.
About 130 young adults are part of the Philly Future Track program, which Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson says is designed to teach the basic job skills, such as being organized and showing up each day on time.
“To do that we are having to go through a work readiness program and the intent is to have them do work around the city,” said Tolson. “They will be cleaning alleys cleaning some parts of our roads as well as doing greening activities, trees, in our park system.”
Mayor Michael Nutter gave some advice to the participants.
“I’ve been working since I was 13 years old. I wanted a job then,” said Nutter, “I’ve been working on a career for the last forty-something years that’s what I’ve been doing with myself and you can have the same thing.”
Participants will get paid for their work. For the next six months, they will spend three days on the job and two more in a classroom.