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This video showcases different HPOG participants commenting on their individual HPOG journeys towards success.

This video showcases the different ways HPOG grantees and stakeholders build partnerships to ensure they are meeting the needs of their communities.

Jay was struggling to support himself while working in the food service industry. He joined the Health Careers NW Visit disclaimer page program in March 2018. He began certified nursing assistant (CNA) training in May 2018 and completed his coursework and clinicals in June 2018. Jay was accepted into Linfield University’s registered nursing (RN) program, graduated, and was licensed in January 2021. He is employed as of February 2021.

Jacquitra is a single mother of a special needs eight-year old son working as a teacher’s assistant. She applied to Project HOPE: Healthcare Occupations Preparation for Employment Visit disclaimer page and began a five-week bootcamp training in January 2018. After completing bootcamp, Jacquitra began Phlebotomy training in May 2018. She finished the program in July 2018, received her national certification in August 2018, and obtained employment shortly after.

This animation provides a glimpse into the lives of HPOG participants and the supportive services that help carry them through their day.

Zoe is married with children and was unable to able to afford healthcare training. She started with the Health Career Opportunities with Personalized Educational Supports (HOPES) Visit disclaimer page program in 2015 and completed a behavioral health certification. After working in behavioral health for a few years, Zoe decided to re-enroll in a medical assistant (MA) program in July 2020. She took a short break but is due to complete her MA training in Fall 2021 and is currently employed.

Frank is a proud Alaskan Native and military veteran. He was accepted into the CITC Health Professions Opportunity Program (HPOG) Visit disclaimer page in March 2019 and started medical office assistant (MOA) training. He completed training in November 2020, passed the National Healthcareer Association certification exam, and is currently employed.

Fadumo grew up in Somalia with her mother and five siblings. She enrolled into the Healthcare Workforce for the Future (HWF) Visit disclaimer page program in April 2017. After taking a short break during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she completed her respiratory therapist (RT) training in June 2020.

Caiyi is a Chinese immigrant who struggled with finding employment due to the language barrier. A friend told her about the VOATX Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Visit disclaimer page program in Summer 2020 and she was accepted later that Fall. Caiyi completed her registered nursing (RN) training in May 2021 and passed her certification exam. She accepted a job offer right after graduation and is currently employed.