The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership’s January IP meeting dove deep into the topic of employer-driven, credentialed workforce training for the healthcare sector – results of the 2017 Employer Training Needs Analysis were unveiled, and guest speaker Sandy Mead of MedCerts delivered a fascinating and informative presentation on the future of online training.
Today’s event was the culmination of a full first year at Temple for these new RNs, which provided them with a wonderful opportunity to learn on-the-job via work-based learning with preceptors and other mentors, as well as regularly scheduled classroom seminars. Furthermore, all participants were engaged in evidence-based research projects, which were presented on posters accompanied by personal talks during the graduation ceremony.
Over 185 students & dozens of Philadelphia health professionals make 1199C Training Fund’s 2016 Healthcare Career Fair a success
11/16/2016, PHILADELPHIA : Over 175 students from a dozen Philadelphia high schools attended the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund’s Healthcare Career Fair, an annual career exploration event at the Training Fund’s Breslin Learning Center in Center City Philadelphia.
The 2016 Career Fair was the second to celebrate Healthcare Apprenticeships as part of the US Department of Labor’s inaugural National Apprenticeship Week — as well as Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s Apprenticeship Week, as proclamations from Mayor Jim Kenney and Governor Tom Wolf declared it — to a close. Thanks to its status as a National Apprenticeship Week event, the Career Fair’s plenary session featured prominent speakers from the local healthcare industry as well as major policy and workforce leaders. Those delivering remarks included Patrick Eiding, President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO; Eric Seleznow, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration; Lorelai Narvaja, Chief Strategy Officer for Philadelphia FIGHT; and NUHHCE union President Henry Nicholas.
GPHP Completes 11th Successful IP Cycle: Meetings and activities promoted innovative new approaches to Healthcare provision and workforce development in Delaware Valley
The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership (GPHP) has concluded another successful year of service to the employers, educators, workers, jobseekers and workforce development professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Activities throughout the 2015-16 IP cycle, from speakers at quarterly partnership meetings to new projects and investments in healthcare and human services Registered Apprenticeship, supported and promoted new and innovative approaches to health and human services provision and sectoral workforce development throughout the Delaware Valley.
LABOR ECONOMIST DR. PAUL HARRINGTON DICUSSES COMMUNITY HEALTH & FUTURE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE TRENDS WITH IP MEMBERS AT 5/11 MEETING
The Greater Philadelphia region’s healthcare workforce has experienced dramatic changes since the US enacted comprehensive healthcare reform in 2010 — and according to respected labor economist Dr. Paul Harrington, Director of the Drexel University Center for Labor Markets & Policy, further changes lie ahead for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s most important employment sector.
IP members gather to discuss the multi-lingual healthcare workforce and best practices for providingservices to a growing immigrant population
A panel of guest speakers at the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership’s January IP meeting discussed the regional multilingual health care workforce, covering topics ranging from multilingual staffing to challenges facing Philadelphia’s immigrant health care worker population.
District 1199C Training Fund marks National Apprenticeship Week with 170+ high school students at 2015 Healthcare Career Fair
Over 170 students from 10 Philadelphia public high schools
attended the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund’s Healthcare Career Fair, an annual career
exploration event at the Training Fund’s Breslin Learning Center in Center City Philadelphia.
The 2015 Career Fair celebrated Healthcare Apprenticeships, and helped bring the US Department of Labor’s inaugural National Apprenticeship Week — and Philadelphia Apprenticeship Week, as a proclamation from Mayor Michael A. Nutter declared it — to a close. During the Fair’s opening session, students heard from healthcare union and employer representatives working on new apprenticeship programs, a Community Health Worker Apprentice and her supervisor at Philadelphia FIGHT, and John Ladd — administrator of the US Office of Apprenticeship since 2008.
The Career Fair also featured healthcare and human service professionals from across the Greater Philadelphia region, whose generous donations of time and expertise helped make the Fair a success. Speakers at this year’s event included EEG technicians, Community Health Workers, therapists, social workers, dentists, hospital system and insurance company administrators, behavioral health
specialists, and others. This range of speakers helped student attendees at the Career Fair widen their perceptions of what it means to work in the local healthcare sector, and begin to grasp the huge range of employment opportunities open to students with almost any set of skills, interests and aptitudes.
In addition to Career Panels, the Fair included interactive occupational health-and-safety training led by peer trainers from Lincoln High School. Lincoln students, who received their training through an OSHA-funded worker education program operated by the Training Fund, led their peers through hands-on, interactive educational presentations on disease transmission/prevention, dealing with hazards in the workplace, and other important occupational safety and health topics.
Training Fund Executive Director Cheryl Feldman stressed the importance of the Fund’s commitment to supporting the School District of Philadelphia and its students: “This is one of the most important events the Fund organizes each year,” she explained. “Helping to get young people interested in and informed about health careers is vital to ensuring that local employers have a pipeline of qualified applicants to meet their future hiring needs.”
10/21/2015, PHILADELPHIA : Comcast’s Eric Hofmann — Vice President, Comcast University Operations and Innovation — joined the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership today for a discussion of the past, present and future of classroom education for students and workers. Mr. Hofmann’s presentation offered many attendees a glimpse into what that future could look like, from the viewpoint of one of America’s leading technology and telecommunications organizations.
Attendees at the Summer 2015 Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership meeting were presented with a unique opportunity to meet and interact with a unique team of healthcare innovators — two members of the design team behind My Gift of Grace: A Conversation Game for Living & Dying Well, a new initiative receiving national press coverage and sparking important, but often avoided, conversations about death, dying and end-of-life care among families and throughout the US healthcare system.
CHW Registered Apprenticeship, new Dept. of Labor grant, 500+ trainings highlight successful 2014-15 IP cycle
The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership (GPHP) has concluded another successful year — its tenth — of service to the employers, educators, workers, jobseekers and workforce development professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware and Southern New Jersey.
Highlights of the Partnership’s tenth year included its key supporting role in registering employer partner Philadelphia FIGHT’s Community Health Worker Apprenticeship Program with the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship & Training Council; its successful application for another multiyear, multimillion dollar US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration “on-the-job training” (OJT) grant; and another banner year of 500+ training completions by community residents and incumbent workers employed by GPHP partners.