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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

Full-text article available at DOL's (link)

September 7th, 2016 - text by US DOL Employment & Training Administration: District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, based in Philadelphia, is a highly successful uniquely designed labor management partnership focusing on health care needs throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Over the last four decades the Training Fund has served more than 100,000 Delaware Valley students. The Training Fund’s student-centered approach to education and training incorporates individualized career coaching and case management to help individuals succeed.

An H-1B TST grantee, the Training Fund-sponsored and administered Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership (GPHP) utilizes many of the “Six Ways to Increase Graduate Engagement” featured in this issue of the Skills Accelerator. For example, the Training Fund established a group of mentors that are available to assist those considering a career in health care. Additionally, the program utilizes a Speakers Bureau. During the US Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week last November, an apprentice graduate spoke at the Career Pulse Check: Apprentices in Healthcare Career Fair Event, sharing her experience with Philadelphia FIGHT, an affiliated comprehensive health services organization.

The use of Technology is another key component of graduate engagement with the Training Fund utilizing a Facebook page,; and a dedicated web page,, to address the needs of employers and students. The role of technology will continue to expand as the program matures. Alumni and their continued success are also important to the Training Fund. As part of keeping in touch and engaging alumni, many services are available to graduates for a lifetime to maintain and enhance their skills while being a part of the District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund family.

You can download the full Skills Accelerator newsletter, including the Training Fund/GPHP feature, here.

The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership's simple and successful On-the-Job Training (OJT) Wage Reimbursement Program offers healthcare and human services employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey & Delaware up to 50% wage reimbursement for qualified new hires during a three-to-six month OJT period.

To learn more about how your organization can benefit from OJT Wage Reimbursement, please visit:

Susan B. Thomas
215-568-2220 ext 5102