POWERCORPSPHL

MODEL

POWERCORPSPHL

MODEL

POWERCORPSPHL MODEL

The PowerCorpsPHL model was designed to mirror apprenticeship (i.e. earn and learn) practices to ensure that members enter and succeed in career pathways by using service as the strategy to provide career-connected education and paid, work experiences, that will lead to career advancement.

PowerCorpsPHL members enter the program in one of two cohorts per year with either a March or September start date and move through two phases of the program for up to 12 months.

  • Full-time, crew-based AmeriCorps environmental service to improve public spaces and quality of life in Philadelphia
  • Focus on work-readiness, career exploration,and skill building
  • Professional development provided through a mixof hands-on and classroom-based learning
  • Increased career exploration through service and professional development opportunities organized by career pathway
  • Targeted and individualized academic or career-specific preparation needed for entry into career pathway
  • Application and transition to career training site
  • Subsidized career-specific work experierce with industry partners
  • Supported opportunities for credentialing, connection to post-secondary education, and academic supports
  • Format and structure varies by career pathway and individual goals

EARLY EXIT FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • Ongoing career success supports, as needed for career advancement

ENTER EMPLOYMENT
Including apprenticeships and paid, on-the-job training positions

ENTER/CONTINUE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION
Including 2- and 4-year institutions, trade schools, and career-specific training programs

CONTINUE NATIONAL SERVICE
Including military service, Ameri­Corps service, and other civilian service programs

FOUNDATIONS

MONTHS 1-4

  • Full-time, crew-based AmeriCorps environmental service to improve public spaces and quality of life in Philadelphia
  • Focus on work-readiness, career exploration,and skill building
  • Professional development provided through a mixof hands-on and classroom-based learning

CAREER PREPARATION

MONTHS 5

  • Increased career exploration through service and professional development opportunities organized by career pathway
  • Targeted and individualized academic or career-specific preparation needed for entry into career pathway
  • Application and transition to career training site

EARLY EXIT FOR EMPLOYMENT

  • Ongoing career success supports, as needed for career advancement

CAREER TRAINING

MONTHS 6-12

  • Subsidized career-specific work experierce with industry partners
  • Supported opportunities for credentialing, connection to post-secondary education, and academic supports
  • Format and structure varies by career pathway and individual goals

ENTER EMPLOYMENT

  • Including apprenticeships and paid, on-the-job training positions

ENTER/CONTINUE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

  • Including 2- and 4-year institutions, trade schools, and career-specific training programs

CONTINUE NATIONAL SERVICE

  • Including military service, Ameri­Corps service, and other civilian service programs

Supportive services are provided and focus on barrier removal, such as linking to benefits and expungement of criminal records when applicable. Also, certification attainment, such as OSHA to ensure that our members are just as eligible to enter careers with pathways for mobility as other candidates.