Posts Tagged ‘workforce shortage’

National workforce conference held in Dallas

It was a meeting of great workforce minds when The National Fund for Workforce Solutions 2019 Convening was held in Dallas, June 25-27 at the Fairmont Hotel. Two North Texas hospitals were honored while our very own Sally Williams, workforce center director at the DFW Hospital Council Foundation, participated in a panel discussion. The National […]

DCCCD, Department of Labor announce $12 million apprenticeship grant

Dallas County Community College District is the recipient of a $12 million apprenticeship grant from the U.S. Department of Labor that will promote successful training and serve as a model for programs to strengthen the local workforce with trained, credentialed workers. U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta was on hand to make the announcement yesterday […]

Workforce attends Nursing Task Force meeting in Austin

Our DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation Workforce Center Director Sally Williams took a road trip to Austin on March 25 to participate in a Texas Board of Nursing Task Force discussion at the William P. Hobby Building downtown. The event was an opportunity for state healthcare educators to discuss the transition of new nursing graduates […]

Video promoting “Better Skills Better Jobs” posted online

A video promoting the Better Skills Better Jobs project, a grant-funded program to provide patient care technician mentoring, support and opportunities for advancement, was posted online this week. The video was produced by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, who visited the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation offices in August to film interviews with Sally […]

United Way visits the Foundation to film promotional video

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas visited the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation offices today to film segments of a promotional video touting the Better Skills Better Jobs Grant. The video will highlight the patient care technician job efforts with United Way Dallas and the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. Sally Williams, the director of the DFWHC […]

Local panelists discuss Better Skills Better Jobs Grant

The DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas hosted area hospital employers and a panel of experts to discuss the Better Skills Better Jobs Grant yesterday at the Catholic Charities of Dallas. Panelists included Trish Jackson of UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Kay Kirby of Methodist Health System and Gerard Camacho […]

Foundation to participate in “Pathways to Work”

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions announced in January that it was awarding $100,000 to “Pathways to Work,” a partnership of employers, funders and training providers led by the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas to advance job quality strategies in the healthcare industry. The Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation is expected to support “Pathways […]

The Massachusetts Experience – Reform and the Workforce

One of the most revealing impacts of health care reform on the workforce is the “Massachusetts Experience.” With implementation of the 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform Plan, including insurance subsidies for low-income individuals, pay-or-play requirements for employers and a state insurance exchange, the effect upon the health workforce was yet to be seen. The unanswered […]