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Newsroom Archive


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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