Future Track Program partners job development with city beautification projects

Image via Philadelphia Streets DepartmentIn another promising move to make Philadelphia a more thriving, self-sustaining city, Mayor Nutter has announced the launch of a new program, the Philly Future Track, which will provide job-training and skill development to 130 of the city’s young adults. Sponsored by the Mayor and the Philadelphia Streets Department, Future Track is intended to build civic and environmental stewardship among young adults in the 18 to 24 age range with no previous higher education or employment.
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Jobs: A Matter of Degrees

The old Frankford Arsenal is now home to solar panel installation training
by Tim McCullough

A warehouse sits along the banks of Old Frankford Creek, in the Bridesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. For a century and a half it was part of the Frankford Arsenal, manufacturing ammunition and weapons parts for the military. Opened in 1816, the Arsenal was a linchpin of Philadelphia’s economy for generations, providing muskets during the Battle of Gettysburg and ammunition for both world wars. But, by the late ’70s, the Arsenal wasn’t producing much anymore.

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