Choose an industry-focused career track to build skills for the job you want.

Create opportunities for yourself and learn on your own time - when you want, where you want.

IT Customer Support

Learn the basics of IT support for a Help Desk. Includes virtual instruction & hands-on skills workshops.

8 Weeks of free online training, 6 hours per week.

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Health Technology Administration

Health Technology &


Learn the basics of healthcare administration including medical terminology, appointment scheduling, & updating medical records.

8 Weeks of free online training, 6 hours per week.

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Entrepreneurship Learning Path


Develop fundamental business management skills including financial planning, marketing, people operations, etc.

6-8 hours of free courses available on-demand.



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What makes the Skills Forward Iniative especially unique?

The sustained commitment from Philadelphia employers!

Our partners provide guest instructors, access to professional networks and opportunities to interview for jobs in the area.


Instructors/Guest Speakers




Interviews and more






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. 


Mentorship Application

Apply for Mentorship

Want more information?

Call 1-833-750-5627 (JOBS) 

email Skillsforward@philaworks.org  ​​