New job training opportunity with West Philadelphia Skills Initiative and Chesterbrook Academy Preschool

June 8, 2018

West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, the program that connects unemployed West Philadelphia residents with local employers, is partnering with Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Drexel University to recruit individuals for a new job training opportunity. The program participants will be trained to be Preschool Lead Teachers and Preschool Assistant Teachers.

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool is part of a national network of more than 180 private schools offering preschool through 12th grade education. This is the second cohort that the Skills Initiative is running in partnership with Chesterbrook Academy Preschool of Drexel University. 

Chesterbrook and the Skills Initiative are seeking applicants who possess a high school diploma or GED; are currently unemployed; and live in the West Philadelphia zipcodes of 19104, 19131, 19139, 19143, or 19151. Applicants should be talented, caring educators with at least two years of professional experience working with children.

Program graduates will have the opportunity to interview with Chesterbrook Academy; receive a performance-based stipend during the training; and learn the skills needed to successfully connect to employment and a fulfilling career path.

Interested applicants can visit to learn more about the program and submit an application, available under “Opportunities for Job Seekers.” Applications are also available here. Paper applications are available at First District Plaza, Suite 206 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Applications are accepted through June 22, 2018.

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