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May 1ST, 2017

Congratulations to our VITA Tax Team!

With our partners at the Campaign for Working Families, the IRS, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, the Training Fund was part of a strong regional team responsible for bringing over $34,000,000 in tax refunds to individuals and families in the Delaware Valley.

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April 27TH, 2017

Training Fund & Generation Work Philadelphia Partners Awarded "Reimagine Retail" Grant

In 2016, in collaboration with the Walmart Foundation, the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program launched Reimagine Retail, a project to explore ways to enhance job quality and improve mobility for workers in retail. Aspen has selected six local partners from around the country to receive up to $200,000 each to participate:
     - Philadelphia: Philadelphia Youth Network on behalf of Generation Work
     - Pittsburgh: Allegheny Conference on Community Development
     - San Diego: San Diego Workforce Partnership
     - San Francisco: Pacific Community Ventures
     - Chicago: Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
     - Phoenix: Center for the Future of Arizona

Over a two-year period, this diverse group of organizations, listed below, will grapple with important questions such as: What strategies best encourage improved job quality in retail? How do we support economic stability and mobility for entry-level workers? Who should lead these strategies? How do different economic circumstances and regional environments influence them?

Read more at aspeninstitute.org.


April 3RD, 2017

Gov. Wolf visits Training Fund

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf visited the Training Fund to talk apprenticeship, adult education, and healthcare workers' important role in the state's economy. He met with students and hosted a roundtable discussion on apprenticeship with Fund partners.

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March 9TH, 2017

Groundbreaking Apprenticeship Program for Pre-K Teachers Launches in Philadelphia

Apprentices will earn Associate’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education through the first-of-its-kind Training Fund-sponsored, William Penn Foundation-funded program.

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February 28TH, 2017

Sharing Our Heritage Day at the Training Fund celebrates 20 years

Training Fund students and staff of diverse ethnic backgrounds gathered to celebrate and share personal anecdotes, meaningful memories, cultural artifacts and family recipes.

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February 9TH, 2017

Training Fund, GPHP and Sayre Health Center register Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program with PA Apprenticeship & Training Council

GPHP Director Susan B. Thomas and Sayre HR Director Kenya Hall successfully register Medical Assistant Apprenticeship including 2,000 hours of on-the-job learning and 424 hours of classroom instruction provided by the Sayre Health Initiatives, Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD) program.

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January 31ST, 2017

District 1199C Training Fund Executive Director Cheryl Feldman recognized at 2017 Social Innovation Awards

Training Fund Executive Director Cheryl Feldman named second runner-up in Education Innovators category at Greater Philadelphia Innovation Awards.

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December 7TH, 2016

District 1199C Training Fund student featured in Philadelphia LISC Community Connector newsletter

Brittany succeeded in multiple Training Fund programs with support from program staff and LISC-funded Bridges to Career Opportunities coaches.

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November 16TH, 2016

Over 185 Students and Dozens of Health Professionals Training Fund/Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership High School Health Career Fair a Success

 

This year’s High School Health Career Fair was one of many local events celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2016.

Read all about it on the GPHP blog at greaterphilahealthcare.org!


September 13TH, 2016

Training Fund's Occupational Center awarded 2016-17 OSHA training grant

 

 

US Labor Department awards $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants to 77 nonprofit organizations — including Training Fund — to help high-risk workers, employers.

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September 7TH, 2016

Training Fund featured in US Department of Labor Newsletter

 

 

Training Fund's Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership in the Employment & Training Administration's "Grantee Spotlight" in H-1B Skills Accelerator newsletter.

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July 29TH, 2016

Training Fund's College & Career Readiness and EL/Civics instructional teams honored by PA Department of Education

 

 

Training Fund receives four Bootise and W.E.S.T.O.V.E.R. Awards for excellence in adult education; EL/Civics team sets state record for EFL gains

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JUNE 22ND, 2016

Training Fund's Roxborough STE(A)M Scholars Profiled in Philadelphia Inquirer Feature

 

 

Jane M. Von Bergen's June 22nd Jobbing feature: "Nursing a new generation of health workers: A union program provides a pipeline."

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JUNE 2ND, 2016

Training Fund and Roxborough STE(A)M Scholars open HHS-funded RoxCITe Center

 

 

District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, Drexel ExCITe Center and Academies at Roxborough reveal new collaborative maker-space designed to promote STE(A)M Learning.

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FEBRUARY 3RD, 2016

District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund Opens Philadelphia’s 4th Financial Opportunity Center

 

 

Training Fund's new FOC will support career pathways for workers and job-seekers, helping them secure and maintain employment, increase their income, build savings, and acquire assets.

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FEBRUARY 3RD, 2016

Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy (MCOL) recognizes Training Fund tutor

 

 

This month, the Mayor's Commission on Literacy's website describes how Training Fund tutor Gary Rose is "paying it forward."

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JANUARY 21ST, 2016

LISC, Social Innovation Fund and District 1199C Training Fund join forces to open new opportunities for lower skilled workers in Philadelphia

 

 

New ‘Bridges to Career Opportunities’ addresses crippling education gaps — will support additional new services for Training Fund students in Occupational Bridge classes.

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JANUARY 4TH, 2016

Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy (MCOL) recognizes Training Fund student and her tutors

 

 

This month, the Mayor's Commission on Literacy's website features the inspiring story of Training Fund student Marisol Olivero and her tutors, Sylvia Cottmon and Keith Forsyth.

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DECEMBER 16ND, 2015

Annie E. Casey Foundation invests in boosting job prospects for Philadelphia's young adults

 

 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, Job Opportunity Investment Network (JOIN), YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, and Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) will help lead this significant, five-year initiative, part of Casey's national Generation Work learning community.

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DECEMBER 2ND, 2015

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker Tours Breslin Learning Center

 

 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, and Philadelphia Works, Inc. helped introduced new Fed President Patrick T. Harker to Philadelphia's workforce development community of practice.

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NOVEMBER 19TH, 2015

STE(A)M Scholars Program Launch at Roxborough High School

 

 

School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite joined partners from the New Faces: STE(A)M Scholars program at Roxborough High School to unveil a new, interactive approach to STE(A)M learning .

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NOVEMBER 6TH, 2015

Training Fund marks National Apprenticeship Week 2015 with annual Healthcare Career Fair

 

 

The Training Fund celebrated National Apprenticeship week in Philadelphia with more than 150 local high school students, US Department of Labor officials, and labor representatives from across Philadelphia at the 2015 Healthcare Career Fair.

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OCTOBER 5TH, 2015

Jobs to Careers: Reflections from Cheryl Feldman

 

 

Training Fund Executive Director Cheryl Feldman shares insights the Jobs to Careers initiative – an award-winning collaboration between The Hitachi Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with additional support from the U.S. Department of Labor.

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SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2015

Training Fund's Partnership with Deer Meadows Home Health Celebrated by Philadelphia Works

 

 

The Philadelphia Workforce Development Board — Philadelphia Works, Inc. — featured the Deer Meadows/Training Fund collaboration in its September Board report.

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SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2015

"Health Workers Working Healthy" grant renewed by OSHA

 

 

The US Labor Department has awarded $10.5M in workplace safety and health training grants to 80 nonprofit organizations, including the Training Fund, to help high-risk workers and employers.

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SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2015

Training Fund among American Apprenticeship Leaders invited to first-ever White House Summit on Appernticeship

 

 

District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund Executive Director heard from VP Biden, Commerce Sec Pritzker and Labor Sec Perez at the important, inspiring and ground-breaking event

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JULY 10TH, 2015

Training Fund featured in Markle Foundation's America's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age, a book by Rework America

 

 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund, and District 1199C member/Training Fund alumna Debra Burton, are profiled in Chapter 5 of America's Moment, "Share the Knowledge, Innovate the Jobs."

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JUNE 18TH, 2015

United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey recognizes Training Fund in "Non-Profits Know How to Live United" newsletter feature

 

 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund was one of fourteen regional non-profit organizations highlighted for 100% staff participation in the United Way's LIVE UNITED! workplace giving campaign.

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JUNE 4TH, 2015

Congratulations, 2014-15 Training Fund Graduates!

 

 

The District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund held its 41st Annual Student Graduation & Recognition Ceremony on June 4th at the Kimmel Center in Center City Philadelphia.

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MAY 27TH, 2015

Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Literacy (MCOL) recognizes Training Fund tutor and instructor

 

 

This month, the Mayor's Commission on Literacy's website features Training Fund College & Career Readiness (CCR) tutor Grace Zhang and instructor Vince Robinson. MCOL salutes dedicated instructors and tutors like Mr. Robinson and Grace Zhang whose drive to make a difference inspires and motivates their students.

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MAY 1ST, 2015

Training Fund's VITA Tax Site served 307 individuals during 2015 tax season

 

 

The final numbers are in: 307 union members, Training Fund students and community members were assisted by the Fund's Campaign for Working Families Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in 2015.

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APRIL 24TH, 2015

Training Fund recognized at White House UpSkill America summit

 

 

Training Fund Executive Director Cheryl Feldman and NUHHCE National President Henry Nicholas were among the national business, labor and workforce leaders welcomed to the White House's UpSkill America Summit by VP Biden, Secretary of Labor Perez, and others.

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APRIL 15TH, 2015

Rutgers Center for Women & Work releases Homecare training study

 

 

Rutgers report prepared in partnership with Training Fund employer partner Liberty Resources features interviews with homecare consumers and finds that consumers overwhelmingly support increased training opportunities for care workers.

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JANUARY 30TH, 2015

EITC Day Tax Season Kick-Off

 

 

Training Fund and District 1199C union member recognized at Campaign for Working Families Tax Season Kick-Off event, celebrating Earned Income Tax Credit Day.

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JANUARY 16TH, 2015

Ebola: Focus on Worker Safety symposium

 

 

Over 135 guests attended a day-long event on infection control and healthcare worker safety; featured speakers included representatives from the CDC, OSHA, healthcare unions, local government and hospitals, and university research centers.

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