“We are excited and truly honored that the Department of Labor has recognized and rewarded the success of our healthcare OJT model,” says GPHP Director Susan B. Thomas. “With our employer and labor partners’ assistance, and the cooperation of local public-sector and non-profit agencies, we’ve been able to make a major contribution
to the Greater Philadelphia region’s economic
Since May 2012, more than 120 Delaware Valley residents have participated in OJT placements at healthcare employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware: 36 in Year 1, another 46 in Year 2, and 34 in Year 3. Approximately 95% of participants have completed their OJT placements, and 86% have successfully transitioned into full-time employment following completion.