Congratulations to the 1199 Training Fund Class of 2019! On Tuesday, June 18, close to 200 family, friends, and union leaders gathered to celebrate the achievements of this year’s graduates. In 2018-2019, 59 1199 members earned High School Diplomas, Certificates, Associate’s Degrees, Bachelor’s Degrees, and Master’s Degrees. Programs of study included:
1199 nurses from throughout Connecticut attended the Training Fund’s 7th Annual Nursing Conference on November 14, 2018. When asked why she attended, one nurse said “Knowledge is Power! I acquire new ideas every time I attend!”
The keynote speaker was Carolyn DeRocco, Vice President of Programs and Education, Alzheimer’s Association-CT Chapter. Other workshops included: Changing Our Beliefs about Drugs and Alcohol, Mindy Bowens; Head to Toe Assessment, Anna Go; Wound Care in the Age of Antibiotic Stewardship, Catherine Milne.
Comments from evaluations included the following:
Why did you decide to attend the conference?
Did the conference meet your expectations? Why or why not?
What were two things that you learned today that you will be able to use at your job or share with your co-workers?
DID THE CONFERENCE MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS? “MORE THAN I COULD EVER IMAGINE! I LEARNED A LOT. I GOT TO INTERACT WITH CO-WORKERS, AND MEET NEW PEOPLE FROM 1199. AWESOME!!” Over 200 1199 nursing home and homecare members from throughout Connecticut at the 1199 Training Fund’s 16th annual conference. The keynote speaker, Kyrie Carpenter, gave a wonderful presentation called “Culture Change Starts with the Heart” and members spent the day choosing from the following workshops:
“Trust me. Going back to school is the best thing ever!” said Amdrilla Erskine, Governor’s House, at the 2018 Training Fund graduation. Sixty 1199 Nursing Home members graduated in 2017-2018 with high school diplomas, certificates, and degrees. Graduates gathered on June 12, 2018 with family, friends, co-workers, and union leaders, to celebrate their accomplishments. Graduates included the following:
Thirty-two 1199 members are now published authors! Their stories are in “My Open Heart,” available at Hardballpress.com. On May 24, 2018, the writers gathered with family, friends, union leaders, and Hardball Press Publisher Tim Sheard to celebrate the publication of this new book. Many of the stories are about their lives as healthcare workers and put the reader right into their world. Other stories are about their lives as immigrants, or about their feelings on why it is important to be active in their union and their community.