Roadtrip Nation


Brighten Your Future

Explore local career and training opportunities—and get the tools and guidance you need to build a brighter future in Philadelphia.

Made possible by:

  • Philadelphia Works

Reach a brighter future—right here in Philadelphia

Exciting things are happening in Philly—and that means new opportunities for all. So how can you find and connect to a more rewarding career? You can start right here!

Get inspired by advice from real people who overcame obstacles and built the skills they needed to thrive in Philadelphia's growing industries. Then, use our tools and resources to start down your own path to success.

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Here's how you can get started:

Explore in-demand careers in Philadelphia

See which industries are hiring locally, and get a sense of what your day-to-day work could look like.

Explore Careers

Hear stories from people who’ve been in your shoes

Hear how people in Philadelphia found fulfilling work—and overcame obstacles you may be facing.

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Take the next step on your career path

Once you know what you want out of your career path, it’s time to find your next opportunity.

Find Training & Job Opportunities

Hear career stories from people who've been in your shoes

We asked Philadelphians to share their advice on how to navigate tough times, find the right career path, support a family, and more. Their stories will show you how your unique experiences can help you reach a brighter future.

Take the next step on your career path

You’ve explored your interests, you’ve seen what’s possible—now it’s time to find your next opportunity in Philadelphia, and start taking steps toward your goals.

Local resources to help you reach the next level

Provided by your local workforce development board, these resources can help you get the training, education, and support you need to tackle your future.

Map out your road with the Brighten Your Future Activity Guide

This guide will help you (or your classroom!) engage with the stories on this site—and start planning out career goals and dreams.

More ways to discover who you are—and what you want out of your career

The Roadtrip Nation Experience: An online self-discovery course

A five-lesson course for students and young adults, helping you discover your interests, explore career possibilities, and connect with potential mentors. Educators & facilitators: To implement the Roadtrip Nation Experience with your learners, please reach out to

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Share Your Road

Share Your Road is a community where anyone can share the steps they've taken to build and grow their career—lending advice to the young people and career seekers on the path behind them.

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Watch Empowering Documentaries

Watch real people like you take a transformative road trip—and learn why moments of doubt and uncertainty are all normal on the path to building a fulfilling career and life.

Made possible by:

Philadelphia Works