You choose the career,
together we chart the path.

The Training Fund offers a variety of classes on different levels for both union members and the community.

The first step to enroll in classes is to come in for an Agency Assessment and to learn more about the Training Fund.

Click on any category heading for more information, or click here to download our 2018-19 class and program catalog.

  • College and Career Readiness + GED®
    Intensive Academic Refresher
    Basic Language Arts, Writing and Mathematics skills review (8 weeks)
    For more information, please visit
    Assessment
    GED® and Foundation Programs
    Foundational knowledge to pass the GED®, refresh high school academics and build computer skills
    For more information, please visit
    GED® Classes
    Transition Bridge Programs
    Accelerated and contextualized classes for adult students preparing for post-secondary training and/or a new career.
    For more information, please contact Sharadora Sisco at 215-568-2220.
    Pre-College Writing and Pre-College Algebra
    College level writing and algebra instruction to help students upgrade their skills and prepare for College Entrance Exam.
    For more information, please contact Sharadora Sisco at 215-568-2220.
    Pre-Nursing
    Part-time classes in English, mathematics and science help students upgrade their academic skills to pass the TEAS Test for admission to nursing programs
    For more information, please contact Sharadora Sisco at 215-568-2220.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) + Citizenship + ESL Health
    FREE ESL / English Literacy, Citizenship and Civics Classes
    These programs are for non-native speakers of English who want to improve their reading and writing skills to prepare for employment, training, post-secondary education, and the citizenship test.
    English Literacy and Civics students will:
    • Improve Reading & Writing Skills
    • Study U.S. Government & History
    • Increase Civic Participation & Volunteer for Community Service
    • Prepare for the Naturalization / Citizenship Test and Interview
    • Become U.S. Citizens!
    Vocational ESL (VESL) students will:
    • Improve Reading & Writing Skills
    • Prepare for the U.S. Workplace
    • Practice Interviews and Write a Résumé
    • Increase U.S Citizenship Knowledge & Volunteer for Community Service
    • Meet Your Employment Goals!

      For more information or to register, visit ESL
       
    ESL Healthcare students will:
    • Prepare for work the USA
    • Train for a healthcare career
    • Practice for Citizenship exams
    • Improve English Language skills
    • Complete 12-week Home Health Aide Training
    • Receive help finding a job after finishing the program!

      For more information or to register, visit ESL Healthcare 
  • Youth (17 to 24 years old)
    Summer WorkReady
    Six-week summer career exploration and work experience program for rising 9th and 10th graders
    For more information, call 215-568-2220 or visit Youth Programs; recruitment will begin in April.
    Roxborough High School STE(A)M Scholars Program
    Career exposure and academic skill development program prepares students in the Biotech Academy at Roxborough High School for success in post-secondary education and healthcare careers.
    Contact Sarah Robbins at 215-568-2220 or visit
     Youth Programs
    Youth Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide - free job training
    Full-time academic enrichment along with *FREE* Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide training programs for 17-24 year old out-of-school youth
    Contact Kristine Kochel (kkochel@1199ctraining.org) or visit Youth Programs
    GED® to College Program
    Intensive and highly-successful full-time program for youth aged 17-24, who have dropped out of school and want to obtain a GED® and attend college
    Contact Nita Jalivay at 215-568-2220 or visit
     Youth Programs
  • Nursing
    Practical Nursing
    20-month, post-secondary program offering part-time evening and weekend classes that prepare graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse
    For more information please visit
    Practical Nursing
    Nurse Aide
    16-week part-time training program prepares graduates to take the Pearson VUE competency examination and for placement on the Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse Aide Registry
    For more information please visit
    Nurse Aide
    Home Health Aide
    Three-month, part-time certificate program for English language learners which prepares graduates for employment as Home Health Aides.
    For more information please visit
     Home Health Aide
    Community Health Worker
    150-hour program prepares students to work as Community Health Workers, providing services and support in their community to patients suffering from chronic illness
    For more information please visit
    Community Health Worker
  • Health Information 
    We do not currently have Health Information classes.  Please check again later.
  • Continuing Education - Allied Health Care 
    Pharmacy Technician
    Four-month part-time prepares students for the pharmacy technician certification examination
    This course is presently open to District 1199C union members only.
    For more information, please contact Jim Keller at 215-568-2220.
    Telemetry Technician
    Three-month course provides students with the skills necessary to analyze and interpret normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms in a clinical telemetry setting.
    This course is presently open to District 1199C union members only.
    For more information, please contact Jim Keller at 215-568-2220.
    SPD (Supply, Processing & Distribution) Technician
    Intensive part-time program prepares students to attain Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)
    This course is presently open to District 1199C union members only.
    For more information, please contact Jim Keller at 215-568-2220.
    ServSafe
    16-hour course prepares students for the National Restaurant Association's ServSafe examination (certification valid for five years)
    This course is presently open to District 1199C union members only.
    For more information, please contact Jim Keller at 215-568-2220.
  • Behavioral Health 
    Behavioral Health Technician (BHT)
    Nine-month, part-time certificate program prepares students to work in behavioral health fields including mental health, development disabilities and drug/alcohol recovery, and qualifies students to enter Philadelphia University's Behavioral Health Program
    Contact Stephen Ridley at 215-568-2220, or visit
    Behavioral Health
    Philadelphia University Behavioral Health Articulation Program
    Articulation program to help Behavioral Health workers move up their career ladders; includes 30-Credit Collegiate Certificate and Associate Degree Programs at Philadelphia University. Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the Philadelphia University Bachelor of Arts degree program in Behavioral Health.
    Contact Stephen Ridley at 215-568-2220, or visit
     Behavioral Health
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
    This program prepares students for rewarding positions as an EMT in a variety of job settings including the Philadelphia Fire Department Fire Academy, private ambulance companies, and in transport positions in hospitals.  For more information visit Emergency Medical Technician. 
  • UNITE HERE Hospitality Program
    At the end of this FREE 120 hour training program, students will receive nationally recognized culinary credentials including the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) Certified Kitchen Cook and ServSafe Certifications.  For more information visit Phila Hospitality Academy.
  • Childcare + Early Childhood Education
    Child Development Associate (CDA):
    120-hour part-time program prepares working Childcare Professionals to apply for Child Development Associate (CDA) certification. For more information, visit CDA.

    Early Childhood Education Apprenticeship Program:
    Earn an associate's degree in Early Childhood Education.  This program allows you to be an apprentice at your current employer, earn college credits for work experience, and take classes at the Community College of Philadelphia.  Your employer must agree to participate.  For more information visit ECE Apprentice. For more information, please contact Theresa Collins at 215-568-2220, or visit Early Childhood Education
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