PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Local community colleges stepped up this past week to help students at ITT Technical Institute continue their education. Now, a program run by the US Department of Labor is also stepping up.
The Philadelphia Job Corps wants to actively recruit those students displaced after ITT shut down abruptly. The Corps Gail Anderson said six trades in the medical field are being offered.
“We are geared to the health care field and we are just hoping to explore the possibility and/or opportunity that this could be an option for these individuals who may be looking for a trade,” Anderson said. “And we have 100-percent federal funded and it would be at no cost to them.”
The trades are emergency medical technician, pharmacy technician, nursing assistant, home health aid, medical assistant, culinary arts and facilities maintenance.
For more information, interested students can check out the website at philadelphia.jobcorps.gov