WorkReady Chester is an internationally recognized workforce development program endorsed by both the business and non-profit sectors.  We provide workplace exposure, professional development, and financial literacy training to Chester youth ages 16-21.  Ultimately, our goal is to invest in the future of our young people by helping them become dynamic leaders of the future.

See below to learn how you can GET CONNECTED with WorkReady Chester!

YOUTH:  How To Apply

  • Are you between 16-21?
  • Do you live in Chester, Chester Township, or Upland?
  • Are you looking for a summer job?
  • Can you commit to six weeks of consistent work?

If you answered yes to all these questions, you are eligible to apply to WorkReady Chester!

The 2016 enrollment period is now closed.

Please check back periodically for information on 2017 enrollment information and dates.”Still have questions?  Contact Nefetaria Yates at 610-447-7894 or

EMPLOYERS:  How To Sponsor

Join a team of professionals committed to serving Chester Youth.  Past sponsors have included organizations like the Philadelphia UnionHarrah’s Philadelphia Casino & RacetrackWidener UniversityCrozer Keystone Health SystemRiddle Memorial HospitalRotary International, and many others.

Our youth need quality resources to thrive in today’s global economy.  The future of our region depends on it.

Register online or download your application to become a WorkReady Sponsor today!

Click here to register online

Download Your Application

Questions?  Contact Contact Eric Bayne at 610-447-7793 (office), 484-213-3141 (cell) or

WorkReady Chester Program Costs

Click here for more information on program costs.