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April 2, 2024

City of Philadelphia Awards OIC Philadelphia $250,000 for Healthcare Training Institute

Philadelphia is giving $1.2 million to four workforce training programs, in hopes of securing jobs for some 250 students. The jobs are mostly in the medical field but also include some city jobs.

The city’s Workforce Solutions Grants are designed to connect one group with the other by funding nonprofits that provide training and certificate programs — such as the Opportunities Industrialization Center.

“We are excited to further our health care program which includes phlebotomy, clinical medical assistant, administrative medical assistant and this allows us to expand our work into behavioral health,” said Sheila Ireland, who leads the OIC.

Mayor Cherelle Parker, announcing the grants, said this is what she means when she says “economic opportunity for all.”

“This represents for us upward economic mobility [that] feels impossible right now for a whole lot of people who are living in deep poverty,” Parker said.

Parker has proposed putting $10 million in similar workforce programs, including a city worker college within Community College of Philadelphia.

Sources: Four organizations selected to develop innovative solutions for job seekers in Philadelphia | Local News | phillytrib.com

$1.2M workforce development grants go to 4 Philly nonprofits (audacy.com)

Posted by Nadaysha Screven

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