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17-24 Year Olds

Educating & Inspiring Philadelphia's Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals Through Real Workplace Experiences

Training Fund Youth Programming opens the door to the full spectrum of life skills, and offers students exposure to dynamic, comprehensive real-world situations. This not only includes the In School, Out of School and Summer programs, but also participation in career fairs, internships, employer panel programs and tours of local hospitals and nursing homes.

We offer a holistic educational experience based on each student's personal, academic and/or career goals. We present them with ways to:

  • Discover who they are and where they want to go
  • Define what it will take to get there
  • Act to turn their dreams into reality

Level-specific and culturally sensitive curricula encourage students to become active participants in their own learning pathways – from college prep to career prep. Our faculty objectives:

  • Provide a safe, clean and organized educational environment
  • Engage students through quality, youth-focused, hands-on education
  • Share in the learning process with students and co-facilitator

*NEW* Alumni Newsletter Available

Introducing the Training Fund’s Young Alumni Newsletter!
Stay in the loop about what’s happening here at the Training Fund. Every issue features one alumnus, so come by or call us to share your story of what you are doing now. We heard loud and clear that you want to stay connected; this newsletter will help you do just that.
 


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  • Home Health Aide Training
    Out of School Program

    Ages 17 to 24

    Home Health Aides (HHAs) provide routine individualized care in patients’ homes or care facilities. The Training Fund’s 88-hour HHA certificate program prepares graduates for employment in the growing homecare industry.
    If you are a Philadelphia resident, 17 to 24 years old, a high school graduate or GED recipient, & want FREE Home Health Aide training, this is the program for you!

  • Nurse Aide Training
    Out of School Program

    Ages 17 to 24

    Occupational training and contextualized academic enrichment qualifies participants to sit for the Red Cross Competency Exam. Achieving passing grades places students on the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aid Registry, and qualifies them or assistance in finding employment.

    Learning opportunities include classroom activities, nursing skill laboratories and clinical experience in a long-term care facility. About 95% of students receive an employer-recognized credential, and more than 80% go on to post-secondary education or full-time employment.

  • GED-to-College Success Program
    Out of School Program

    Ages 17 to 24

    Out-of-school youth receive academic instruction and support geared to assist them in obtaining their GED and transitioning into a post-secondary institution. Life skills, college readiness, career exposure, and computer technology are also addressed throughout the program. Students participate in job fairs and career panels, and go on college tours and other field trips.

    Approximately 80% of students receive their GED, matriculate into college, gain an industry-recognized credential and/or enter into employment.

    These courses provide the foundational knowledge to pass the GED and refresh high school academics along with building necessary computer skills.

    For more information, please contact Nita Jalivay at 215-568-2220.

    Classes include:

    Introduction

    Math and Language Arts

    Required Grade Level - Up to 5.9

    Pre-GED

    Math and Language Arts

    Required Grade Level 6.0-8.9

    GED

    Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies

    Required Grade Level 9.0

  • Summer WorkReady Program
    In School Program

    8th & 12th Grades

    A dynamic, interactive 6-week program offering academic, work readiness and life skills classes, exposure to health career and college options, field trips, and project-based learning and work experience.

    A Service Learning Project is also created and implemented by the students.

    For more information, please call 215-568-2220. Recruitment will begin in April.

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