Executive Director, 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds
Sandi Vito is the Executive Director of the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TEF). TEF provides training, job placement and quality improvement programs to over 700 healthcare employers and 250,000 workers in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, DC and Florida.
Ms. Vito joined TEF in 2011 as the Director of the 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) and the 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund (GNY). Jointly governed by labor and management, these organizations provide front-line healthcare workers with an array of education and training benefits, including foundational skills and healthcare-related certificates and degrees. During her tenure as Director of TUF, Ms. Vito oversaw the realignment of programs and expedited new ones, including the development of Care Management and Care Coordination programs and Bachelor of Science in Nursing initiatives.
Prior to joining TEF, Ms. Vito served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, where she oversaw unemployment compensation, labor law, workers’ compensation and workforce development programs. From 2003 to 2008, she served as the department’s Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development and led the Governor’s Industry Partnership initiative to align education and training to serve the needs of growing economic sectors. She also served on the 2008 Presidential Transition Team for the U.S. Department of Labor.
Ms. Vito received a Bachelor of Arts from Richard Stockton College and a Master of Arts in Labor Studies at the City University of New York, and has studied Urban Studies and Community and Regional Planning at Temple University.