Training Partnership Mission
Our vision is that every long-term care worker is a professional who has been trained rigorously, whose work is well respected and well compensated, who has meaningful opportunities for professional development and career growth, and who provides high quality care.
Our mission is to train and develop professional long-term care workers to deliver high quality care.
Dignity: We believe in the dignity and worth of long-term care workers. They provide highly- skilled support and care to older adults and people with disabilities who also have dignity and worth.
Empowerment: We believe that long-term care workers are empowered to improve their lives and the lives of consumers through high quality training and development opportunities.
Professionalization: We believe that professionalization supports the growth of a committed and qualified long-term care workforce.
Learning: We believe in cultivating a community of learning that provides opportunities for new and experienced workers—including opportunities to directly learn from each other. We believe that learning experiences should be evidenced-based, designed for working adults, and linked to career pathways.
Leadership: We believe that solid leadership skills are essential to providing high quality long- term care, including critical thinking skills. We also believe that as an organization, we are obligated to lead our communities toward the development of a committed and qualified long-term care workforce to meet our communities’ care needs.
Innovation: We believe that we must intentionally cultivate a culture of innovation that maximizes the quality and reach of our organization’s goals. This includes not only innovation in technology, instructional methods, and instructional content, but also innovation in managing and spurring collaboration and creativity within the field of long-term care training and development.
Inter-cultural competency: We believe that being aware of and respecting cultural differences is not only an organizational responsibility, but an essential component to delivering high quality long-term care. Our organization and programs should integrate opportunities to learn about inter-cultural competency and how to honor differences.
Quality: We believe that training programs directly shape the skills and competencies of long- term care workers and that long-term care workers are the most important factor in determining quality care. We also believe that as a service delivery organization, we should cultivate a culture of continuous quality improvement and implement systems to that end.
Partnership: As a labor-management partnership, we have an obligation to work closely with labor and management representatives in the pursuit of beneficiaries’ interests and we believe that in doing so we will add value to workers and employers. We also believe in aggressively pursuing meaningful and lasting relationships with higher education, workforce development, technology organizations, consumer organizations, and research centers to advance systems’ change and the network of possibilities that we can leverage in pursuit of our mission.
Ethics: We believe in conducting ourselves with ethical integrity and always in the interests of our beneficiaries.