Certified Vocational Training

Understanding the needs of those we serve makes the difference. Vocational training leads to employment.

Employment leads to reduced recidivism.



Vocational Training With Job Placement. Since 1994, Connection Training Services has offered Introduction to Law Enforcement and Security Officer Training with PA Act 235 Armed & Unarmed Certification to hundreds, including welfare recipients, dislocated, unemployed and underemployed workers through the generous support of the Philadelphia Works. Graduates have advanced to careers in security, security supervision and management, law enforcement, correctional officers, security training and related fields.


When the market demand is high, CTS offers training in property maintenance. Also, CTS offers vocational training and certification in high-demand fields such as forklift operation, scaffold erection, NCCER construction and green construction, Gastite flexible pipe installation, PennDOT Flagger and computer applications.

Through partnerships with licensed vocational training schools and colleges throughout the City of Philadelphia, CTS can help participants to obtain training in the following disciplines:

Air Quality Management

Automobile Technician


Culinary Arts


Data Communications Installation


Fiber Optic Installation


Forklift Operations with Warehouse Tech


Landscaping and Urban Gardening

Lead Paint Abatement

MicroSoft Office Specialist


Robotic Manufacturing Technician

Security Guard Training

Scaffold Erection

Stucco and Demolition

Ventilation and Air-conditioning Installation

Youth Summer Job Placement


College degrees and certificate courses are available at the Community College of Philadelphia for those with a high school diploma or GED. Careers include Allied Health, Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Science, the Arts, Mathematics and other fields.

CTS utilizes its state-of-the-art computer laboratory to teach its community members Microsoft Windows and Office Applications, Internet use and e-mail, online job search and other programs at no cost to them.

Call Customer Service Representative at 215-430-0381 ext. 0 for information.