Programs, Services, and Departments

Workplace

The Workplace in Parkway Central Library offers group class instruction and one-on-one instruction by appointment in the use of these resources. Since 1987, Workplace has provided current information and resources on changing careers, job searching techniques, and emerging employment fields to help career changers and job seekers achieve their goals.

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Career Training Database

Find your career pathway by exploring training opportunities in Philadelphia. The programs highlighted require at most a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent. Explore options in Health Care, Construction, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Education, Hospitality and more.

Career Training Database and Job Seeker Workshops are made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Languages and Learning Center

The Languages and Learning Center supports the individual literacy and learning goals of Philadelphia's adults. The Center offers programs and resources for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, English-language learning and world-language learning. We also offer digital literacy and workforce development resources.

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myPLACE: Adult Education Classes

myPLACE offers free adult education and career readiness classes throughout the City. Work toward your high school diploma or GED, brush up on your math and reading skills, or enroll in an English language class. Contact the nearest myPLACE location to speak with a learning coach about your goals and schedule an assessment test.

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Philly Career Launch

A new Free Library initiative that helps job seekers launch a career. Explore new career pathways, identify training programs that lead to family-sustaining positions, and make meaningful connections with employers and industry experts in Health Care, Information Technology (IT), Manufacturing, and Construction and Skilled Trades.

Philly Career Launch is made possible by PECO and Citizens Charitable Foundation.

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These programs and services were made possible in part by

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL
  • PECO ® An Exelon Company
  • Citizens Charitable Foundation ™