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Wanamaker Scholars Program

The Wanamaker Institute of Industries and Community College of Philadelphia have partnered to establish the Wanamaker Scholars Program to provide financial support to Philadelphia residents meeting established criteria and enrolling in selected training programs.

Interested individuals must submit a program application and meet the entrance requirements for their program of interest. All applications will be reviewed and evaluated. Selected applicants must be 18 years of age, and possess a high school diploma or GED.

To apply to the Wanamaker Scholars Program, please download and complete the application at the bottom of the page. Finalists for scholarships must meet all eligibility requirements of their selected training program, and may be required to participate in an interview.

Download a Wanamaker Scholars Program Application

Advanced Manufacturing  

Advanced Manufacturing invents and creates the products that we use daily. American companies are reinvesting in manufacturing jobs, resulting in 60,000 jobs added back into the U.S. economy in 2014 with more jobs projected to return in the future. Despite this industry growth, The National Association of Manufacturers reports that a significant business challenge is finding and retaining qualified workers.

Be a Part of a Growing Industry

Community College of Philadelphia is offering three technical skills training programs that will prepare you for a career in advanced manufacturing and an opportunity to earn a rewarding salary: Welding, Precision Machining (CNC) and Electro-mechanical/Mechatronics Technology. Classes will be offered during the evening, Monday through Thursday, or during the day on Saturday.

Time:  Vary Depending On Program
Location: Main Campus or Ben Franklin High School Contact Ms. Vida Wright at vwright@ccp.edu or 215.496.6157 for schedule.
Child Development Associate  

This workshop, subsidized by the Southeast Regional Key (SERK) and by the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), enhances the quality of child care by defining, evaluating and recognizing the competence of child care providers. A Child Development Associate (CDA) designation from the National Council for Professional Recognition is awarded to a person who demonstrates full understanding of child development and the assessment process.

You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to register:

  • Be employed in a DPW licensed child care program
  • Have at least 480 clock hours working directly with children ages birth to five
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED

Students who are awarded the CDA designation may, upon being accepted at Community College of Philadelphia, apply for 6 credit hours in the Early Childhood Education program.These workshops are dependent on the funding allocations from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the competitive bid process of the SERK and the PHMC. Child Development Associate workshops meet the Level III requirements on the PA Key's Career Lattice. For more information about the PA Key's Career Lattice, go to www.PAkeys.org.

Time: 120 hours Location: TBD
Contact Ms. Vida Wright at vwright@ccp.edu or 215.496.6157 for schedule.
Nurse Aide Training  

Begin your career in health care by registering for the Nurse Aide Training program. Classroom lecture, lab skills, and clinical practicum will prepare you for employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals and nursing homes. Training topics include the role and function of a nurse aide, resident rights, nutrition, abuse and neglect prevention, infection control, psychosocial needs, safety and accident prevention, personal care skills, communication skills, and legal and ethical aspects of long-term care.

Participants will be prepared to sit for the Pennsylvania State Nurse Aide Competency and Training Examination upon completion of the training.The fee for the complete written and skills exam is administered separately by the American Red Cross and is an addition $102.

Note: The registration deadline is two weeks prior to the start of this class. Prospective participants must hold a high school diploma or GED. Participants must pass a general physical examination plus a two-step test for tuberculosis, and must undergo a criminal background check. Documentation of these requirements must be submitted two weeks prior to the start of class.  Download the physical screening form  and complete a criminal background check. Students are also required to complete a Pennsylvania Residency verification form.

Time: 124 hours Location: Center for Business and Industry Contact Ms. Vida Wright at vwright@ccp.edu or 215.496.6157 for schedule.