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July 13TH, 2017

Training Fund-supported Trailblazer Apprentice Brenda Bowens featured on US DOL blog

Brenda was one of the Training Fund's first-ever Registered Apprentices, completing a Community Health Worker (CHW) Apprenticeship at Philadelphia FIGHT with supported from the Fund's Industry Partnership (IP) team. This month, she was highlighted by the US Department of Labor in a feature blog post, "Letting Her Light Shine: Brenda's Apprenticeship Story."


June 29TH, 2017

Training Fund's Groundbreaking ECE Apprenticeship 'Could Be a Game-Changer in Early Education'

The Training Fund's CDA-to-Associate's Degree Registered Apprenticeship for early childhood education workers in Philadelphia has been featured in a report from New America. Rethinking Credential Requirements in Early Education: Equity-based Strategies for Professionalizing a Vulnerable Workforce explores the debate around degree requirements for early educators and offers up apprenticeship as an alternative approach that is more equitable and affordable.


June 23RD, 2017

Training Fund's Apprenticeship Work Featured in Grow PA

Training Fund Executive Director and US Apprenticeship pioneer Cheryl Feldman was asked to contribute to the Grow PA solutions journalism series, a partnership between Philly and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.


June 16TH, 2017

Sayre Health Center honored by National Fund for Workforce Solutions

At the National Fund's Workforce Leadership Convening in Philadelphia, Training Fund and GPHP partner Sayre received the Youth Program Award for an innovative new Apprenticeship Program developed and sponsored in partnership with GPHP.


June 1ST, 2017

Congratulations, Training Fund Grads!

The Training Fund held its annual Graduation & Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, June 1 at the Kimmel Center in Center City Philadelphia. District 1199C President Henry Nicholas was honored for his decades of service to Philadelphia's workers and learners, receiving the Training Fund's first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. Thank you and congratulations, President Nicholas, and congratulations and good luck to all of our graduates!


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.



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.


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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