Educating and 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 

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Out of School Program – Ages 17 to 24

Occupational training and contextualized academic enrichment qualify participants to sit for the Credentia 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.

How to Enroll

  • The first step towards enrollment is to attend a testing session.
  • Plan on roughly three hours for the test.
  • The test consists of math and reading.

Contact the Nurse Aide Program by getting in touch with Traci Kinsler at 215-568-2220 ext 5402 or email

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Out of School Program – Ages 17 to 24

Occupational training and contextualized academic enrichment qualify participants for work and further paid training in the Pharmacy Department at local CVS locations.

How to Enroll

  • The first step towards enrollment is to complete an agency intake form.
  • This program will be available for a limited time only. Please register ASAP!

For more information, contact Stean Wilborn, Pharm Tech Pre-Apprenticeship 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, 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 employment.

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

Classes Include:


  • Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies


  • 17-24 years old
  • Philadelphia resident
  • Not enrolled in High School
  • Assessment Test
  • Required Grade Level 9.0

For more information, contact Roland Williams, Lead Coordinator, GED to Health Careers Program, (215) 568-2220 ext 5407,

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Out of School Program

Are you interested in caring for and supporting individuals with mental and behavioral health issues? The Direct Support Professional Pre-Apprenticeship Program offers young people a pathway into employment as Behavioral Health Technicians, including the opportunity to “earn and learn” as Registered Apprentices.

For more information, contact Valry Leroy, Behavioral Health Manager, (215) 568-2220 ext 5411,

The Skilled Career Pathways program will help young adults find employment with companies that have fair wages, good benefits, and great promotion opportunities.  The Skilled Career Pathways program offers professional development, career readiness and job placement for young adults between the ages of 18 – 24. Employment opportunities include Education, Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Private Caregiver, Mental Health Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Retail, and Non-profit. Applicants will need a resume, birth certificate, state/city photo ID, copy of High School Diploma, HSE or Certificate of completion for vocational education.

To get started, complete the online google form.

STEAM Scholars (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) engage in creating, learning, collaboration and problem-solving for challenges that don’t have clear cut answers. STEAM Scholars explore STEM and Health-related careers through hands-on experiences, mentorship and learning from professionals in those fields and actively apply what they learn to innovate in their communities.

District 1199c sets base in local schools to enlighten young adults on careers that specify in any STEAM field.

Application for STEAM Scholars

Bridge to Employment is a workforce development program that provides professional development, industry recognized credentials, and paid work experiences to North Philadelphia youth ages 17-21 that are interested in entering the health care industry.

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