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Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board

WorkReady Pittsburgh

Success starts with a belief.

Whether through a word of encouragement, a nudge in the right direction, or a first big break, everyone needs guidance and a helping hand on the way to professional success.

Consider yourself. Someone once believed in you. And that's partly why you are who you are today.

Someone once believed in you. Will you believe in someone too?

How did you get your first job?

Recognizing that building a diverse and skilled workforce pipeline is critical to the future of our economy, 3 Rivers Workforce Investment Board is committed to educating youth on the region’s corporate landscape and providing opportunities for industry integration and development of key 21st century work-readiness skills.

WorkReady® Pittsburgh provides deserving youth in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County with six-week, paid internships with regional employers. Youth spend 16 hours per week in a corporate environment and attend a 4-hour professional development seminar each Friday. The program provides youth with exposure to the corporate world and career opportunities and emphasizes the connection between school and economic success, which is critical in setting youth on the path to a successful future.

Based on the successful WorkReady Philadelphia program model, 3RWIB established its internship program WorkReady Pittsburgh in summer 2011, providing corporate internships to 35 participants. The program grew to 37 participants in 2012.  In 2013, 3RWIB grew the program to include 40 highly qualified, highly motivated and deserving young people.  WorkReady 2014 is already on pace to outclip those numbers.

Please visit our Youth, Employer, or Provider pages to see how you can get involved!

Click below for a video of the WorkReady Pittsburgh 2012 Final Project - "One Day":