Governor Wolf Tours District 1199C Breslin Learning Center, Discusses Apprenticeships as Career Pathways

first_img April 03, 2017 Governor Wolf Tours District 1199C Breslin Learning Center, Discusses Apprenticeships as Career Pathways Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Philadelphia, PA – Today, Governor Wolf visited the District 1199C Training & Operating Fund’s Breslin Learning Center to experience how the center links classroom training with real health care jobs that take low- and middle-wage workers onto a career path of success. Following the tour, Governor Wolf hosted a roundtable discussion on apprenticeships with students, employers, and community partners.“Apprenticeship programs such as the ones at District 1199C are providing access to career pathways in healthcare and human services for incumbent workers and job seekers through education, training and work-based learning,” Governor Wolf said. “What better way to connect people to jobs that pay than integrating employer needs with worker training.”District 1199C’s founding principles, in place since its inception in 1974, focus on the very core of apprenticeships: meeting the needs of workers and employers, a commitment to lifelong learning and a career path, and work-based education, or earn-while-you-learn.The Learning Center’s focus on health care is particularly important as Pennsylvania’s population ages and there is an increased need for in-home caregivers, nurses’ aides and nurses, among other health care workers.“Much like 1199C, I see the need for aligning workforce programs, including apprenticeships, with the needs of employers,” Governor Wolf said. “That is why I have included an apprenticeship grant program in my 2017-18 budget.Funded with revenue recovered by the Department of Community and Economic Development from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance, businesses can seek grant funding of up to $2,000 for each apprentice employed pursuant to an apprenticeship agreement registered with the Office of Apprenticeship in the United States Department of Labor.The grant program – both for those leaving the K-12 education system and those transitioning into a new industry sector – can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, so workers are not training just to train, but have a job, a career path established.“District 1199C is pleased to welcome Governor Wolf to its Breslin Learning Center today,” Henry Nicholas, president of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME, and chairman of the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund said. “The governor understands the importance of apprenticeships as a strong and solid career pathway into a secure future for low-wage workers. It was a pleasure to show off our health care training facility and for Governor Wolf to meet some of our student apprentices.”Created in 1974 by collective bargaining agreements between District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital & Health Care Employees (NUHHCE) and 11 Philadelphia hospitals, the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund has grown to include more than 50 acute care hospitals, long term care and behavioral health facilities, and homecare agencies. A uniquely designed labor management partnership, the Training Fund broke new ground at its founding with a commitment to serve both union members and the community – a commitment it has honored and grown over the last four decades, serving more than 100,000 Delaware Valley students.Today, the Training Fund serves over 4,000 students annually at the 35,000-square foot Breslin Learning Center in Center City Philadelphia. The Training Fund’s student-centered approach to education and training incorporates individualized career coaching and case management to help individuals obtain the educational credentials and professional certifications they will need to achieve their academic and career goals.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Liverpool to lift Premier League trophy in ceremony on the Kop

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Liverpool will be presented with the Premier League trophy on a special podium built on the Kop stand at Anfield following their clash with Chelsea on July 22.Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool secured their first top-flight title in 30 years last month and will receive the trophy after their final home game of the 2019-2020 season. Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish, who was the club’s manager when they last won the title in 1990, will present the players and staff with their winner’s medals alongside Premier League chief executive Richard Masters.The game against Chelsea and the subsequent trophy presentation will be broadcast free-to-air in Britain by Sky Pick.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Kenny DalglishKop StandLiverpoolPremier Leaguelast_img read more

Chiefs : Frenzy surrounds Harper as he begins stint in Syracuse

first_img Published on April 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm When Bryce Harper finally took the field on opening day last Thursday, the Syracuse Chiefs’ fans’ excitement immediately boiled over.Despite bitter conditions – with the temperature dropping below 40 degrees – hundreds of fans pressed against the wall along the third-base line to try and obtain an autograph from the 19-year-old prodigy.As Syracuse’s opponent, the Rochester Red Wings, emerged from the dugout during the announcement of its opening day lineup, Harper, baseball’s top prospect, reached out and signed baseballs, bats and other pieces of memorabilia.‘Getting out there on opening day, it’s always fun,’ Harper said. ‘You get that nervous feeling, the butterflies and what not, but after the first pitch is thrown, all that goes out the door.’After struggling in the spring, striking out 11 times in 28 at-bats, the stud outfielder was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse to begin the 2012 season. It didn’t take long for Harper to hit his stride in his first game in Syracuse. Harper finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, single and strikeout, one of the lone sources of offense for the Chiefs in their 7-4 opening-day loss to Rochester – the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins – in front of 6,178 fans at Alliance Bank Stadium on Thursday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough Syracuse’s first four games this season, Harper is batting .267 with three singles, one double and three strikeouts.‘I think the best thing was me getting sent down to Triple-A and really getting on that grind every day, working in the cage and getting my routine back,’ Harper said after the season opener Thursday.On opening day against the Red Wings, Syracuse had just two hits through six innings and both belonged to Harper. The Chiefs fell behind by seven runs in the top of the seventh inning and were unable to make a comeback.Harper, donning a black ski mask to brave the frigid temperatures, batted fifth and showed immediate maturity at the plate during his first plate appearance. He battled back from a 0-2 count against P.J. Walters before knocking the seventh pitch of the at-bat down the right field line for a double and his first hit at the Triple-A level.Harper added a one-out single and a stolen base in the fourth inning, but the next two Chiefs batters were sent down in order, stranding him in scoring position.‘I’m sure he was nervous like everyone else in his first experience in Triple-A, and I thought his first ‘AB’ he battled, they pitched him tough, they pitched him inside,’ Chiefs manager Tony Beasley said. ‘He did a nice job staying in there and competing and got his first double, and then his next AB he got a base hit as well.’Harper had a chance to spark a rally in the sixth inning, coming to the plate with a runner on first. But Red Wings manager Gene Glynn gave Harper the ultimate sign of respect by signaling to the bullpen to bring in left-handed pitcher Tyler Robertson to face the lefty Harper. Robertson fooled Harper with an off-speed pitch in a 1-2 count, and he went down swinging.Harper ended the afternoon with the only multi-hit game for the Chiefs, putting together a solid performance in his first action of the season.Chiefs first basemen Tyler Moore and Harper made the transition together to play with Syracuse in Triple-A this season. Moore, batting cleanup in front of Harper, has faltered early in the season, including a performance where he stranded six runners on base during the Chiefs 3-1 loss to Rochester on Friday.Moore said he feels partially responsible for not giving Harper enough opportunities with runners on base. Harper has not driven in a run through four games. But Moore expects to get more comfortable at the plate as the season progresses.The duo’s respect for each other could translate to a formidable one-two punch in the heart of the lineup.‘It grows every day,’ Moore said. ‘We respect each other and just we’re teammates. We’re going to do whatever it takes to help one another out and that’s about it.’Harper’s skill sets will likely land him with a starting role with the Nationals in the future. He has saddled with the expectation to be one of the best players in baseball.But he’s enjoying his time with the Chiefs to begin the 2012 season.‘It’s a blessing being out there every single day,’ Harper said. ‘I love being out there, and it’s a blessing to be in Triple-A and to be out there with the guys I’m with. I just try to live for today and just play for today and not worry about two weeks or a week or tomorrow.’ Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

85-year-old Man Breaks Marathon Record

first_imgEd Whitlock, 85, is a new world record holder after the English-born Canadian finished the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in under four hours last Sunday. He ran the fastest in the 85-90 years age category.Whitlock ran the marathon in 3 hours, 56 minutes — smashing the previous record of 4 hours, 34 minutes. Whitlock is known as “The Master,” and certainly lives up to his name.The singlet he ran in is 30 years old, while his sneakers are 15 years old. “They’re well-aged,” he joked in a post-race press conference.He did not race last year due to problems with his knees. “Somehow on occasion I get running in a long groove and they flare up and start to hurt,” he said. “The only thing I can do that seems to get rid of it is to take a rest.”Whether he’ll be able to break his own record, Whitlock is uncertain. “I don’t want to disgrace myself, I suppose,” he said, laughing. Seeing as he currently holds 36 world records, disgrace is not at all likely.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Arsenal move for Ozil

first_imgArsenal are in advanced talks with Real Madrid in the hope of sealing a late move for Mesut Ozil before Monday night’s transfer deadline.Ozil has fallen down the pecking order at Madrid, and will likely fall even further after Bale’s world-record €100m move to the club.The Gunners are reportedly offering a club-record €47-million for the German star’s signature, but are facing opposition from Paris St-Germain.The 24-year-old playmaker, who has created 87 assists in the last three seasons, is said to prefer the north London club.Ozil would be one of at least three signings Wenger is hoping to seal on deadline day after a frustrating transfer window for the club, with bids for Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney, Karim Benzema and Angel di Maria all unsuccessful.Palermo goalkeeper Emiliano Vivano is currently discussing personal terms to join the Gunners on a season-long loan, and undergoing a medical. But Wenger is also working on a third deal, most likely a proven striker.last_img read more