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Training Fund, GPHP partner Sayre Health Center honored by National Fund for Workforce Solutions 

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

Philadelphia, PA - June 16th, 2017: Congratulations to Apprenticeship Pioneer and GPHP Partner Kenya Hall of Sayre Health Center, who accepted the Youth Program of the Year Award at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions Leadership Convening in Philadelphia this June. Congratulations to everyone at Sayre, and many thanks to Kenya for being such a strong GPHP Partner!

Sayre Health Center was recognized for its new Medical Assistant (MA) Apprenticeship program, designed in partnership with GPHP through a Non-Traditional Apprenticeships grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. The Apprenticeship Program includes 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. The SHIELD Program is taught by Sayre Health professionals at the Sayre High School in West Philadelphia as part of the School District's Career & Technical Education programming.

The new program's first apprentice, Saliyah Williams, has completed her classroom instruction and has passed her certification exam. She is now working at Sayre and completing her on-the-job learning under the supervision/mentorship of Rita Seitz, RN, Associate Director of Clinical Support.

PICTURED (L to R): Fred Dedrick, President and CEO National Fund for Workforce Solutions; Kenya Hall, HR Director, Sayre Health Center; and Pete Strange – NFWS Board Chair.