Philadelphia Skills Forward Initiative

Graduate! Philadelphia has partnered with Accenture, Philadelphia Works, and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia to create a flexible and engaging training program called the Philadelphia Skills Forward Initiative. The Philadelphia Skills Forward Initiative provides the necessary training and support that will enable job seekers in Philadelphia to make successful career transitions. Learners will have access to 140+ online and smartphone courses and resources covering: Foundational Skills, Career Planning and Job Search, Professional Skills, and Job Tracks. Several courses are offered in both English and Spanish*.

*10 Job Seeker courses offered in Spanish: Career Planning, Starting Your Resume, Finalize Your Resume, Intro to Cover Letters, Networking Techniques, Expand Your Network, Using Social Media Professionally, Professional Online Profile, Types of Interviews, The Interview Process

Our goal is to help you get the job you’ve always wanted along with the skills to compete in today’s economy.

Philadelphia Skills Forward is partnering with Penn Medicine, TD Bank, PECO, SEPTA, and 90+ other local employers


If you or someone you know could benefit from this opportunity, fill out the Intake Form below: 

Note: If you are interested in the Information Technology Career Track, please see course information here.

Philadelphia Skills Forward offers multiple career pathways to choose from:

Entrepreneurship: The learner is focused on learning how to start their own business.

Health Tech and Administration: Specialized training in the fields of Medical Records, Billing/Coding, and Care Management.

Information Technology:  Join the next wave of Network Systems Administrators and IT Support Specialists.

Digital Literacy: Learn basic and advanced digital literacy skills.

Participants will also have a chance to fine tune their professional skills as well!

With 140+ interactive, online courses, you can build your job seeker, career readiness and digital literacy skills with short online, mobile-friendly courses at your own pace. This program is ideal for those who are looking for work, are underemployed or are making less than a living wage. 


  • Specialized career tracks
  • Communicating effectively in the workplace 
  • Working on a team
  • Excelling at customer service 
  • Managing your time
  • Managing conflict in the workplace 


For more information please call 302-468-7586 or email  Upon request a Graduate Philadelphia counselor will be available to walk you through the intake form located in the button below.