The Training Fund held its annual Health Career Fair National Apprenticeship Week event on November 14, 2018 as part of the US Department of Labor event. We had a plenary panel including federal, state and local Apprenticeship officials as well as 29 Healthcare Professionals from several different career paths to present to 164 Philadelphia High School students interested in Health Careers. Two panels presented on Apprenticeship and included actual Apprentices and their mentors. Pictured here are Brittany Fowler, a Direct Service Professional Apprentice at SPIN along with Angelica Velasquez who manages the DSP Apprenticeship at the Training Fund.
The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership (GPHP) has completed another successful year (our 13th!) which included 535 training participations, four quarterly meetings for our partners, and several special events including great opportunities to showcase and educate others about our work in Registered Apprenticeship. GPHP has helped shape future of workforce development in Pennsylvania through partnerships with Commonwealth's Department of Labor & Industry and Philadelphia Works, Inc., work we look forward to continuing during the 2018-19 year. We also completed our large federal Ready-to-Work grant with more than planned participation and we hosted a National Apprenticeship Week event for Philadelphia High School students.
Jefferson Elder Care’s Best-Practice Dementia Care Staff Training is available to all GPHP partners, and those already participating see positive outcomes!
The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership’s fall meeting featured our partners from Jefferson Elder Care delivering a valuable, two-module presentation on the latest in staff training solutions for providing quality care for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
With NFL Draft-related activities tying up traffic throughout the Delaware Valley, the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership hosted its first-ever virtual partner meeting today. Appropriately, the meeting focused on data- and technology-driven solutions to some of the major issues facing regional healthcare employers. Cindy Marselis – principal and founder of Overlook Strategies, a local health data analysis expert, and a long-time GPHP partner – presented data analytics case studies and demos, and walking attendees through the analytic processes to turn raw data into useful, actionable information for healthcare providers.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM GRADUATES CLASS: Nearly 80% of Grads Received OJT Support through GPHP
GPHP &Sayre Health Center register Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program with PA Apprenticeship & Training Council
Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership Director Susan B. Thomas was delighted to announce today the approval of a new Registered Apprenticeship Program for new Medical Assistants (MAs) at the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship & Training Council meeting this morning.
The new MA Apprenticeship program is sponsored by the Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia, and was designed in partnership with GPHP through a Non-Traditional Apprenticeships grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. GPHP Director Thomas attended this morning's Apprenticeship Council meeting with Sayre HR Director Kenya Hall to present the new program design. 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.