PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's Apprenticeship system is growing faster than ever, with more opportunities, for more people, in more career fields – that's the message being celebrated Friday, November 6th at the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund. Nearly 200 Philadelphia public high school students are expected to attend the Training Fund's annual Health Career Fair, part of the US Department of Labor's inaugural National Apprenticeship Week.
Hosted by the Training Fund's Breslin Learning Center in the Land Title Building, 100 South Broad Street, 10th floor from 9:30 to 12:30, the Career Fair will open with Mayor Michael A. Nutter's proclamation of Apprenticeship Week in Philadelphia, and a keynote address by national-recognized STEM work-based learning expert Dr. Jamie Bracey of Temple University's College of Engineering.
Following the mayor's proclamation, students will participate in a series of interactive panel discussions, hearing from health and human service professionals working throughout the Delaware Valley. Students from Abraham Lincoln High School will demonstrate interactive health and safety lessons, and Apprentices and mentors from Philadelphia FIGHT's Community Health Worker Registered Apprenticeship will offer information about the real world advantages of the apprenticeship pathway to sustained, viable employment.
The Training Fund, a 41-year-old labor-management education and job training partnership between District 1199C of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME AFL-CIO, and 50 regional healthcare employers, has sponsored the annual Health Career Fair for over a decade in collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia's Career & Technical Education programs.
SOURCE National Union 1199C