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Support Services

The Training Fund offers a range of services for students, their families and the community.

Click on any category heading for more information, or click here to download our 2015-16 class and program catalog.

  • Financial Empowerment Services
    The Training Fund offers a range of completely free Financial Empowerment services for students, their families and the community.

    For more information,
    click here or please contact Jim Keller at 215-568-2220.
  • Career Wardrobe
    Career Wardrobe in partnership with District 1199C provides professional attire for  women transitioning back to work. Appointments are made by the Program Coordinator or Career Coach.  Attire can be provided for training classes, interviews or employment.

    For more information, please contact Dawn Johnson at 215-568-2220.
  • Computer Access
    Training Fund computer labs are open to students to use for research, job searches, and to support course work. Please inquire with staff and instructors about availability.

    For more information, please contact Frieda Drewery at 215-568-2220.
  • Free Tax Preparation
    The Training Fund's 2016 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site begins offering free tax prep to students, union members, retirees and their families in January. For schedule and requirements, visit 1199c.training.org/vita

    The Campaign for Working Families, in partnership with District 1199C, offers e-file & paper returns (federal & state), direct deposit, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and public benefits applications and access to fairly-priced financial products. This service allows families to maximize federal and state tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) during each tax season.

    For more information, please contact Dawn Johnson at 215-568-2220.
  • Benefit Bank
    Benefit Bank removes obstacles to help people attain stability and self-sufficiency. It is a web-based service that simplifies and centralizes the application process for many state and federal benefits for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. Through its eligibility screening tool, The Benefit Bank can ensure that people are fully aware of applicable benefits and it helps maximize the benefits and tax refunds for people. The "one-stop-shop" concept of The Benefit Bank reduces the time needed to apply for benefits. The Benefit Bank is a free service for District 1199C students. Services offered include: FASFA, Taxes, Home Rebate, LIHEAP, SNAP, Medical & Cash Assistance, Prescriptions and Voter’s Registration.

    For more information, please contact Dawn Johnson at 215-568-2220.
  • Career Placement Assistance & Career Coaching
    Union members and students in eligible programming qualify for support with career placements. Our career coaches work with individuals to develop career pathways create opportunities for growth and development.

    For more information, please contact Jim Keller at 215-568-2220.
  • College Admissions & FAFSA Workshops
    We host multiple workshops throughout the year to inform and support individuals and families with the college application and financial aid process.

    For more information, please contact Kristine Kochel at 215-568-2220
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  • Health Fairs
    We host a yearly health fair that is a collaboration between the staff and students at the Training Fund. This is open to the public and includes cooking demonstrations, tips and techniques, and health assessments.

    For more information, please contact Susan Thomas at 215-568-2220.
  • Job Fairs
    Job fairs and employer presentations are ongoing at the Training Fund. Students enrolled in classes will receive information about all upcoming events.

    For more information, please contact Jim Keller at 215-568-2220.
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