Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick recently met with graduates of Morselized Health System’s...
WEST PALM BEACH — Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick recently met with graduates of Morselized Health System’s Building Better Communities workforce training program in the Glades and presented MorseLife leadership with confirmation of $500,000 in FY23 Community Project Funding.
“In June of last year, we began collaborating with Victory Nursing to offer paid training ‘earn as you learn’ healthcare and hospitality courses in the Glades,” said MorseLife President and CEO Keith A. Myers. “We are grateful Congresswoman Cherfilus-McCormick for obtaining this vital support that is changing people’s lives. To date, more than 60 people have gone through the program and four dozen are currently employed by MorseLife.”
A cost-free way for people to hone their skills, connect with mentors and explore employment options, the program offers participants clinical training classes to become certified nursing assistants, home health aides and medical technicians. The two-week hospitality course prepares participants for employment in housekeeping and as servers, porters and culinary hosts. Both programs provide a $2,000 stipend and an offer of employment from MorseLife.
Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick spoke with program participants Shankeria Johnson and Tittiana Weatherspoon to learn more about their experiences. MorseLife Health System leadership including Chief Financial Officer Hong Chae, Board Chair Stephen A. Levin, Chair for Home and Community-based Services Board Terri Sriberg, Chair of Housing Corporation Stanley M. Katz, Chair of MorseLife Foundation Board David S. Mack, and Chair of MorseLife Health Center Carol Crawford thanked the congresswoman for her support.
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