The City of Philadelphia works with community-based organizations to provide adult education for residents who are 16 and older. These vital services help residents build the skills they need to realize their personal, professional, and civic goals.

The Office of Children and Families (OCF) oversees the City’s planning and investments in adult education.

The Languages and Learning Center at the Free Library offers a range of programs and resources for adult learners. Find more here. Databases that support adult learners are available to all Free Library patrons. A library card may be required to access these links. Don’t have a FLP Library Card? Get one here.

This resource introduces job seekers to new career pathways by exploring and connecting them with training programs in Philadelphia. The highlighted programs require a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, at most. This database is open for all, but is particularly useful for those who recently achieved their high school diploma, GED, or an equivalent, or for those looking to switch to a new career.

The PHL Career Portal, powered by PA CareerLink® Philadelphia, is an online training and resource hub where career seekers can:

  • Enhance their job search,
  • Explore career opportunities, and
  • Develop their professional skills. 

Individuals who register for the portal can access self-paced courses, live workshops, videos, resource handouts, links to external websites, & more! Specialized content is available for PA CareerLink® and other workforce program participants. 

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