Who We Are

The Urban Technology Project (UTP) is the School District of Philadelphia’s I.T. Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Launch of Philadelphia. Since 2002, UTP has been preparing underrepresented individuals for careers in technology. Our mission is to increase diversity in tech by removing the barriers to entry. UTP is a paid training program (apprenticeship) that provides on-the-job work experience, industry certifications, and professional mentorship to individuals interested in pursuing a career in technology. This is a post-secondary, workforce development program for school district graduates, career changers and unemployed or underemployed individuals. We are currently preparing individuals for careers in Digital Media, Educational Technology, IT Support and Software Development.

The Urban Technology Project offers three apprenticeship programs to begin a career in technology: the Pre-Apprenticeship Digital Service Fellows AmeriCorps Program, the Computer Support Specialists Apprenticeship Program, and the Software Developer Apprenticeship Program.

UTP Celebrated 20 Years!