| June 4, 2024

Philadelphia Workforce Training Program, Green Jobs and Workforce Development

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Website BlocPower

BlocPower is a clean energy leader creating smarter, greener, healthier buildings for all by reducing the barriers to money-saving, quality-of-life-improving green building upgrade. We provide engineering, financing and project implementation services for our clients, with a special focus in historically left out communities across the country. These communities, and their buildings, are underserved by traditional energy services companies because they are considered too small, too costly, or too risky. Our portfolio of projects include houses of worship, schools, non-profits, small businesses and multifamily buildings. Through our work, we save our clients money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve health and create local employment opportunities.

At BlocPower, we value our mission. We are trusted advisors that get things done for our customers by using data to make the right decisions. We support and expect excellence from our team members. We treat both our customers and ourselves with care and respect.

As our work is centered around systematically disenfranchised communities – including people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people – we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.
Do you want to learn new skills and kick-start your long-term career in the green trades? BlocPower is seeking dedicated applicants to join our Philadelphia Workforce Training program run in partnership with the Community College of Philadelphia and Wilco. Throughout the 8-week program, you will be paid to gain the skills and certifications necessary to obtain jobs in the construction and low voltage electrical trades.


Program Details

  • 4 weeks of paid classroom training followed by 4 weeks of paid on-the-job experience with a local contractor
  • Classroom training centers on OSHA certification, basic construction, and low voltage electrical skills to prepare you for 21st century, green trades
  • On-the-job training will be with employer partners dedicated to teaching and mutually exploring a longer term employment relationship for career advancement


Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds from the ground and perform physically demanding tasks
  • Willingness to learn and contribute positively to a productive work environment
  • Strong work ethic, reliability, and punctuality are essential
  • Dedication to attend the full 8 weeks of the program
  • Ability to commute to training center and worksites


Preferred Qualifications

  • Residence in West Philadelphia



  • $9.00 per hour for the duration of classroom and on-the-job training



  • Session One: June 3rd to August 2nd (No class week of 4th of July)
  • Session Two: July 8th to August 30th

Work Location: In person at the Community College of Philadelphia’s West Regional Center – 4725 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19139




To apply for this job please visit boards.greenhouse.io.