FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY AND UNITED HOMECARE AND ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP FOR AN INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE MIAMI TO ADVANCE ADULT LEARNERS IN THE HOME HEALTH AIDE WORKFORCE
April 13, 2021, Miami Gardens, Florida, — United HomeCare® (UHC), a 501 (C)(3) non-profit Home and Community-Based Home Health Agency, is proud to announce its partnership with Florida Memorial University (FMU), Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, a historically Black university (HBCU) located in Miami Gardens. The UHC-FMU partnership aims to advance adult learners in the home care industry with employment opportunities and address health disparities in Miami-Dade County through United HomeCare’s Learn & Work Program at FMU. The Learn and Work Program is funded in part through the generous support of TD Charitable Foundation. A joint press conference announcing the UHC-FMU Partnership will be held on April 27, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the Florida Memorial University Campus located at 15400 NW 42 Avenue, Puryear Administration Building, Miami Gardens, FL 33054.
United HomeCare’s Learn & Work Program provides workforce training to unemployed and under-employed individuals. UHC will hire 100 Home Health Aides and will train free of charge individuals from Miami Gardens and the surrounding communities including FMU students that want to learn and work in the home health aide vocation. Upon completion of the Learn & Work Program, individuals receive Home Health Documentation for employment. Home Health Aides gain caregiving skills that are in high demand. They are essential workers assisting homebound older and disabled adults with activities of daily living, helping individuals to age with dignity in the comfort of their home. To apply and for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 305.626.3151 or visit our website.
“United HomeCare is able to strengthen our mission of service to older adults by growing our diverse workforce to address a local caregiver workforce shortage and provide employment opportunities in Miami Gardens, an underserved community in Miami Dade County with the largest African-American municipality in the State of Florida. The Learn and Work Program is projected to have a $2.5 million economic impact in Miami Gardens and surrounding communities.” — Carlos Martinez, President & CEO, United HomeCare.
FMU’s Office of Continuing Education and Professional Studies will support the Learn and Work Program through community outreach and by providing the educational pipeline for Home Health Aides to pursue advance education through certificate programs and/or degrees in medical health care. “I am elated about the Learn and Work Program as it will have a transformational impact on the lives of people in our communities,” said Dr. Jaffus Hardrick, President, FMU. Dr. Jacqueline Hill, Associate Provost, stated “the Learn and Work Program is fully aligned with our mission to provide opportunities for economic mobility in our community.”
“The TD Charitable Foundation is excited to support the Learn & Work Program and its mission to help adults obtain training and certifications for the jobs of tomorrow. We applaud United HomeCare and FMU for developing this program to support individuals who are looking for employment or a fresh start at a new career,” said Nick Miceli, Florida Regional President for TD Bank.