Skilled Trades Trainee, Rebuild

Posted by City of Philadelphia on November 10, 2020

Rebuild is hiring NOW!

Rebuilding Community Infrastructure (Rebuild) is an investment of hundreds of millions of dollars in neighborhood parks, recreation centers, and libraries. A signature initiative of Mayor Jim Kenney as part of his vision for a more equitable Philadelphia, Rebuild seeks to improve pivotal community spaces, empower and engage communities, and promote economic opportunity through diversity and inclusion programs. Rebuild is a public-private partnership made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax. As part of these efforts, Rebuild is offering two workforce development programs:

  • The PHL Pipeline, which prepares entry-level candidates to successfully transition into registered union apprenticeships
  • The PRA Talent Development Program, which places qualified candidates into union-affiliated positions at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA)

Both programs leverage the Rebuild portfolio to provide pathways to membership in the trade unions through a mix of classroom-based professional development and work-based training. Trainees are expected to learn by observing, assisting, and performing assignments according to detailed instructions.


Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED
Prior trades-related training preferred but not required

Application requirements

Philadelphia residency
Age 18 or older
High school diploma or GED
Valid driver’s license
Valid child abuse clearance/criminal background that would not preclude employment in the trades
Ability to pass frequent, unscheduled drug screenings
Ability to engage in strenuous physical labor
Interest in and commitment to a career in the skilled trades

Licenses, Registrations, and/or Certificates

Valid driver’s license

Trades involved: brick, masonry, electrical, plumbing, elevator, insulating, finishing trades, and more.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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