Philadelphia Skills Forward Initiative

We are now accepting applications for the

Health Technology & Administration program!



The Skills Forward Initiative is a partnership between Philadelphia Works, Accenture, the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, and Graduate! Philadelphia. These groups have come together to provide training and support that will enable job seekers in Philadelphia to make successful career transitions. ​

Skills Forward starts with online training programs designed to help entry-level job seekers fine tune their skills through courses in specialized career-tracks and general professional skills like workplace communication and time management. 


Skills Forward learners are given the opportunity to (1) connect with a mentor to guide them on their professional journey and (2) interview with local companies hiring for in-demand occupations. Participants will also have access to services offered by the PA CareerLink® PHL, including interview preparation, resume building, and referrals to additional skills training programs. 


For more information, call 1-833-750-5627 (JOBS) or email Skillsforward@philaworks.org  ​​

Get started on the PHL Career Portal Platform today!



To enroll in these courses, select the Access Code heading at the top and type in



Want to explore before enrolling? Click on the purple icons for sample sessions.



Specialized Career Tracks Include:


IT Customer Support​

  • Customer Service and Comms​
  • CRM Tickets​
  • IT Task and Time Management​
  • Problem Solving and Troubleshooting ​
  • IT General Concepts​
  • Computer Anatomy​
  • Internet Safety​
  • IT Tasks

Health Technology &


  • Medical Terminology ​
  • Healthcare Customer Service and Comms​
  • Healthcare Time and Task Management​
  • Healthcare Legislation ​
  • Medical Records​
  • Healthcare Payers ​
  • Diagnosis Codes​
  • Procedure Codes


  • Becoming an Entrepreneur​
  • Price, Profit, and Cost​
  • Business Financial Planning​
  • Marketing Your Business​
  • Marketing Channels and Pricing ​
  • Creating your Business Plan ​
  • Running your Business 
  • Protecting your Business ​