Our pre-apprenticeship programs and partnerships align to in-demand jobs including middle- and high-wage careers with Pennsylvania’s largest green energy and utilities providers.
In a city where 50% of adults read and comprehend at a 5th grade level or below, BeLit breaks barriers by providing instruction and work-ready skills in a supportive environment. Through fast-track, high-impact learning, we equip all adults with the 21st Century skills needed to earn employment in family-sustaining jobs.
BeLit prepares adult learners with classroom instruction, and portable, nationally recognized credentials that help future-proof our City’s workforce.
This program is designed to equip learners with hands-on experience in the trades while simultaneously gaining their GED through Beyond Literacy.
Our pre-apprenticeship programs directly address:
- Educational inequalities related to access, class, and race
- Unemployment, skills gaps, and economic mobility
- Digital equity (connectivity, technology, & digital literacy training)
- Out-of-school youth
- Incarceration and recidivism
More About Our Program:
Earn 5 Industry Certifications
Obtain your GED or High School Equivalency
Weekly In-Person Classes
Gain Interview and Peer Mentor Skills
What Our Learners Say
“The Pre-Apprenticeship Program has been awesome. It’s different having people so willing to help. The BeLit program is a network of people with the same energy that want to help you.”
Current BeLit Learner
“I joined BeLit’s GED and Pre-Apprenticeship program and earned my GED in less than a month with high scores in every subject. I also gained five different certifications in their pre-apprenticeship trade program. ”
2023 GED and Workforce Graduate