By bringing real-world learning to classrooms we help young people explore career options, learn about workplace expectations, understand industry trends, and develop skills that promote post-secondary success.

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PAI works to fill the gaps in under-resourced schools and historically under-served students (low-income students of color). We provide a set of scaffolded career awareness, exploration, preparation and training services for students in middle and high schools.


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The middle school years are a critical time for students to engage in career exploration, build self-awareness, and develop a plan for reaching their future goals. Our program prepares students for success through these key strategies:

Career Exploration
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Informed High-School Selection
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Career-Connected Learning
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To learn more about our Middle School Initiative, contact:

Maggie Pedone
Manager of Middle School Programs

215-546-6300 ext. 130

HIGH SCHOOL INITIATIVES – Workforce Development

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Our Workforce Development initiatives helps high school students explore their career options, learn about real-world expectations, and gain industry knowledge.

By providing deeper-touch programming informed by industry professionals and PAI Staff, students gain valuable skills and knowledge that propels them to post-secondary success. Our programs include:

Early Childhood Education
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Tourism & Hospitality Management
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Construction Trades
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After-School Technology Program
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To learn more about our programming, contact:

Cheryl Lafferty
Senior Program Director

215-546-6300 ext. 108

"Our school vision is Mastbaum. We Build the Future. We are all builders at Mastbaum, and the Construction Trades partnership with PAI helps us to do exactly that – build the skills of young people so that we may build the literal future together."

David Lon, Principal, Mastbaum


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