An apprenticeship program for Direct Support Professionals has been created in Philadelphia involving DC 47 Local 1739, JEVS and SPIN. They are hiring graduates from the District 1199C healthcare training program. The Department of Behavioral Health of the City of Philadelphia joined them in helping to put the program in place and signing off on the curriculum. DC 47 Pres. Fred Wright was one of the people presented an award by District 1199 C for the new initiative. Local 1739’s Robert Wallington (standing next to Pres. Wright) was also there for the award presentation.