Jobs for Community Residents: Why HousingAuthorities Should Be Your New Best Friend
Philadelphia Housing AuthorityPre-ApprenticeshipTraining ProgramGeorge JohnsonApril XX, 2012
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                        Pre-Apprenticeship                     Training Program HistoryO...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                     Pre-Apprenticeship                      Training ProgramThe goals o...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                     Screening ProcessPotential students are put through a multi-stepscr...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                      Program StructureTraining falls into three categories:    •   Voca...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                       VocationalEach student receives four Students also have theweeks ...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                                   Academic• The Pre-Apprenticeship also  addresses acad...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                             Academic (cont.)The Pre-Apprenticeship also addresses acade...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                         Life SkillsAdditional instruction and focus of program include:...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                              Program Results                                 Placement ...
Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program                      Post-Graduation Average initial earning wage of 2010 graduate was ...
THANK YOU!To follow up with the speaker: George JohnsonContact information:       Work Force Development Center           ...
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George Johnson - PHA pre app program

  1. 1. Jobs for Community Residents: Why HousingAuthorities Should Be Your New Best Friend
  2. 2. Philadelphia Housing AuthorityPre-ApprenticeshipTraining ProgramGeorge JohnsonApril XX, 2012
  3. 3. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program HistoryOn May 6, 1999, the following parties entered into aMemorandum of Agreement in support of the largest pre-apprenticeship training effort for public housing residentsin the United States: ─ PHA ─ Mayor of Philadelphia ─ Carpenters Union ─ Electricians Union ─ Plumbers Union ─ Painters Union ─ America Works Partnership ─ Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council
  4. 4. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Pre-Apprenticeship Training ProgramThe goals of the newly designed program included: - Creating access to viable job-training programs for public housing residents - Supporting economic self-sufficiency - Preparing graduates for entry into approved apprenticeships in various building and construction trades
  5. 5. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Screening ProcessPotential students are put through a multi-stepscreening process that includes: 1. Confirmation they are a PHA resident 2. Completion of an application 3. Personal interview 4. Referral to PWDC for TABE testing, which identifies their educational level 5. Drug test and criminal background checkOnce successfully completed, the applicant isadmitted to the program.
  6. 6. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Program StructureTraining falls into three categories: • Vocational • Academics • Life SkillsIn addition, a customized work plan is created for eachstudent to provide proper preparation for their selectedtrade
  7. 7. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program VocationalEach student receives four Students also have theweeks of training in each opportunity to receive theof the following trades: following additional training and certifications: • Electrical • OSHA – 10 Certification • RRP (Renovation, Repair & • Painting Painting EPA Certification) • Forklift Certification • Roofing • GED (if needed) • Introduction to Welding • Carpentry • Weatherization Basics • Cultural Awareness • Plumbing • FLIP – Financial Literacy Improvement Program
  8. 8. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Academic• The Pre-Apprenticeship also addresses academic and life skills issues to help produce viable employees.• Students receive academic training in disciplines beneficial to their future work responsibilities, including: – Math – Computer skills – GED preparation and testing
  9. 9. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Academic (cont.)The Pre-Apprenticeship also addresses academic and life skills issuesto help produce viable employeesStudents receive academic training in disciplines beneficial to theirfuture work responsibilities, including: • Math/Reading Comprehension • Computer skills • Career and Professional Preparation • Soft Skills (Communication, Leadership, Ethics, and Collaboration)
  10. 10. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Life SkillsAdditional instruction and focus of program include: ─ Work Ethic Punctuality, organization, accountability, teamwork ─ Work Environment Transitioning to work, adapting to a union oriented work site, appropriate workplace behavior ─ Financial Literacy Finance management skills are important, particularly because of the cyclical nature of the construction industry
  11. 11. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Program Results Placement Since program inception in 1999: 807 students have graduated 692 graduates have obtained successful employment, in either a union-sponsored apprenticeship (421) or a non-union job (271)Graduates have been sponsored and placed in the following unions:  carpenters  drywall finishers  laborers  cement finishers  electricians  sheet metal workers  painters  glaziers  roofers  operating engineers  plumbers  plasterers
  12. 12. Pre-ApprenticeshipTraining Program Post-Graduation Average initial earning wage of 2010 graduate was $12.84 + benefits Graduates are notified of scheduled tests for entrance into the following trade unions: ─ Painters ─ Glaziers ─ Electricians ─ Carpenters ─ Sheet Metal Workers ─ Plumbers Most graduates who chose not to pursue positions in the building trades find gainful employment in other positions
  13. 13. THANK YOU!To follow up with the speaker: George JohnsonContact information: Work Force Development Center 1905 Vare Ave. Philadelphia, Pa. 19145 (215) 684-8049 (215) 684-8050 (215) 684-8051 faxPresentations will be available at www.ncrc.org/conferencebyApril 30, 2012

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