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. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
“So it’s for Franck to fight hard and wait for his opportunity.” Tabanou’s two Swansea appearances to date have come in Capital One Cup ties against lower-league opposition and he has rarely made the matchday squad for Premier League games. But Monk said he was disappointed that Tabanou had spoken publicly about his frustration in the French media. “These situations are very common now and I look at them as a player being very poorly advised,” Monk said. “It’s disappointing to hear those type of things and it doesn’t benefit the player in anyway shape or form. “Your job as a professional footballer is to get your head down and do everything you can for the manager to pick you. “That means working harder than any other player in your position, less talking and more action. “That’s the way it should be as a professional footballer and it amazes me that players talk in the newspapers. “It’s not clever and it makes me think that the player is ill-advised and should have a look at himself.” However, Monk says that Tabanou, who signed a three-year contract last summer, will not be leaving Swansea in the January transfer window. “I brought Franck to the club because potentially I think he’s a great talent,” Monk said. “He’s working hard and I’m happy with him. “What he needs to realise is he has to work as hard as you can and give the manager no excuse whatsoever. “That’s his job, but at this moment Neil’s not giving the shirt up.” Press Association “I have never been used to this. The hardest thing, is to see that there is not even competition. I am not even in the squad,” Tabanou was quoted as saying in L’Equipe. “I cannot stay like this. If this continues, we will make a decision in December. But, me, I am just asking for my chance.” In the interview, however, Tabanou, who said he told his agent to ignore interest from Dynamo Kiev, Sevilla and other clubs because his preference was to join Swansea, admitted he was “not cutting it” at training when he first moved to Wales and “he was under what was required” physically. Tabanou said his fitness results were now “one of the best” at Swansea but Monk feels the 26-year-old has to show patience for a first-team opportunity. “When Franck came to the club I was surprised to see he wasn’t at the level of others in certain elements,” Monk said. “I told him that and a lot of the staff and myself have worked with Franck to get him up to the level of what is needed and required to play in this team. “Unfortunately for him, in the period it’s taken him to get to that level players in his position are already there and playing games, so they’re ahead of him. “Look at Tayls (Taylor). He came in flying straight away in pre-season and he’s ahead of Franck. Tabanou joined Swansea from St Etienne in a £3.5million deal in June and had been expected to push Wales international Neil Taylor for a first-team spot at left-back. But Tabanou has yet to play a single minute in the Barclays Premier League and spoke of his frustration in French newspaper L’Equipe this week, asking why Swansea had bought him in the first place and saying he would consider his future ahead of the January transfer window. Swansea manager Garry Monk admits he was surprised by Franck Tabanou’s physical condition when he arrived at the club last summer and says the France Under-21 international has been playing catch-up ever since.