More than 115
people gained training and jobs in health care through the Healthcare Occupations
Pathways to Employment (HOPE) grant at Clackamas Community College over the
past three years. The grant, a consortium of seven Oregon community colleges
and WorkSource system partners, ended in June 2013.
Over the past
three years, the Department of Labor grant provided funding to train, place and
retain Oregonians in the health care field. HOPE utilizes the Oregon Career Pathways
model to deliver training for in-demand health care occupations that lead to
credentials recognized by industry. By aligning trainings with existing career
pathways, participants were able to upgrade existing skills to higher wage
positions in the health care field.
The grant was
aimed at unemployed,
dislocated and incumbent workers facing barriers to employment. Participants
were referred to the program by sources such as the Oregon Employment
Department and WorkSource Clackamas, workforce services located at Clackamas
Community College. Health Science instructors at CCC provided the instruction
the program at CCC received training and were placed in jobs in health care fields
including certified nursing assistants, clinical lab assistants, dental
assistants, emergency medical technicians, medical assistants and others.
For more information about the HOPE grant at
CCC, please contact Jodi Stapleton at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 503-594-3857. For information about training leading to employment call
Worksource Clackamas 971-673-6400.