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  • HPOG Promising Practice: Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, Partnership – Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: July 23, 2019
    Career Navigators let students take the lead on their own career pathway advancement, guided by self-generated career plans. The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County utilizes Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program funds for its Health Workforce for the Future (HWF) program as it seeks to help TANF recipients and low-income individuals in King County, Washington enter and advance in the healthcare field.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, Employment Strategies – Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: July 19, 2019
    New online courses plus enhanced learning opportunities equals increased participant enthusiasm and training completion. By making strategic changes and additions to its healthcare training program, GoodCare is paving the way to greater student satisfaction and employment.
  • Health Information Technician Career Pathway Infographic

    Published: July 12, 2019
    Our Health Information Technician Career Pathway Infographic visually depicts the journey from education to career advancement for students entering the field as a Medical Records and Health Information Technician.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Rogue Community College , Employment Strategies – Education, Training, and Support

    Published: July 12, 2019
    With funding from the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, Southern Oregon Health Occupations Poverty Elimination project (SOHOPE) provides financial assistance for eligible students to become educated, trained, and certified in high-demand healthcare careers through Rogue Community College’s Allied Health Occupations department. Two out of every three program applicants are randomly selected to receive paid tuition and fees, textbooks, and supplies as well as job placement and support services designed to promote higher levels of achievement and success.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Central Community College, Employment Strategies

    Published: July 1, 2019
    The healthcare industry in Nebraska offers well-paid positions for skilled applicants. Many people are not qualified for these stable occupations, however, because they face significant barriers to job training. The Central Community College (CCC) Health Education Laddering Program (Project HELP) in Grand Island, NE, works to break down those barriers with the help of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program.
  • HPOG Promising Practice: Pima Community College, Recruitment – Education, Training, and Support Services

    Published: June 21, 2019
    A crash course in academic preparation helps students at Pima Community College develop Personal Learning Networks that provide sustainable program support both on and off campus. With funding provided by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program, Pima Community College’s HPOG HOPES Academy helps students transition into training, creating a bridge that results in a smoother process and increased success.
  • HPOG Success Story: Abbie at Schenectady County Community College

    Published: June 21, 2019
    Abbie was completing the courses needed to apply to the Radiologic Technician program at Schenectady while working grueling hours for little pay. She got into the Radiological Technician program based on her strong academic performance, but then had to choose between furthering her education or caring for her young son. If she stayed in school, she would have to cut her hours as Direct Support Coordinator at a local healthcare facility. The weight of this decision almost threw her off her path. The HPOG program, Upstate Partnership for Healthcare Pathways (UPHP), stepped in to change her life forever. “I suddenly felt relieved. If HPOG could take away some of the financial burdens, that meant it was possible after all.”
  • HPOG Success Story: Ana Karen at San Jacinto Community College

    Published: June 21, 2019
    It didn’t take long for Ana Karen to learn that dreams can’t be ignored. Ana Karen’s family immigrated to the United States from Mexico over two decades ago when she was just a child. As the oldest of seven children, she grew up quickly. After graduating from Pasadena Memorial High School, Ana Karen started working and going to college. She soon had to give up school to help her family with bills at home. She spent four years working as a receptionist at a counseling facility before she could no longer ignore her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Ana Karen was accepted into San Jacinto’s Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program, but the cost was too high even with financial aid. A counselor gave her information on the Health Career Pathways Partnership Grant. She wasted no time making an appointment to complete forms, submit paperwork, and enter the grant lottery. She was excited to learn that almost all education expenses would be covered. Her family repaid her years of help by offering her support and financial assistance. The holistic care at San Jacinto and stable home life enabled her to quit her job and attend the LVN program full time.
  • HPOG Success Story: Antonia at Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

    Published: June 21, 2019
    Every traveler needs a good navigator. Those on the healthcare career path are no different. Antonia’s HPOG success story is about what happens when you find the right navigator on the road to success. Antonia was a single mom in eastern Connecticut struggling to support her young daughter and herself. Her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate and license were not enough to help her secure the full-time employment she needed. Antonia sought help from a local job center and was directed to a Health Careers Advancement Project’s (HCAP) orientation workshop where she learned about HPOG. At this workshop she met Rachael Martel, the Regional HPOG Navigator who would help her set a new career course. With Rachael’s encouragement, Antonia scheduled a follow-up appointment to discuss her goals, barriers, and how HPOG might be able to help.
  • HPOG Success Story: Claudette at Action for a Better Community, Inc.

    Published: June 21, 2019
    When Claudette was a child, she was caught in a fire and was treated for burns covering over 60% of her body. The treatment she received left her inspired to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Years later, Claudette, now a single mother of seven, was attending her daughter’s childcare intake appointment at Action for a Better Community, when she saw a presentation delivered by an HPOG navigator. She realized that her long-held dream could become reality. In June 2016, she was accepted into the Rochester Health Professions Opportunity Grants (ROC-HPOG), and Claudette met with her appointed navigator to develop an education and career plan. Claudette decided to enroll into the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) training after taking (and passing) the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam.