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The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium Inc.’s HPOG Buffalo program Visit disclaimer page offers training for high-demand healthcare occupations to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and low-income adults.

Volunteers of America Texas HPOG Program (VOATX) Visit disclaimer page helps inspire HPOG participants to see their own potential. The program provides opportunities for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income persons in Houston, Texas, to get education, vocational training, and living wage employment in high-demand positions in the healthcare industry.

The Great Plains region faces a shortage of workers in many healthcare professions. The Pathways to Healthcare Professions (PHP) Program Visit disclaimer page, funded by the Health Professions Opportunity Grant (HPOG), seeks to fill these positions. They provide education and training to low-income individuals.

The Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Visit disclaimer page (Pipeline Program) Career Services team learned that many students who completed the program were not reporting their job placement. It seemed this oversight was, in part, due to difficulties adjusting to their new schedules.

Over their seven-year relationship with HPOG, Central Community College (CCC) Visit disclaimer page has helped over 1,600 students achieve their dreams of entering the high-demand healthcare field through Project HELP (Health Education Laddering Program).

To provide the tools needed for long-term self-sufficiency, Action for a Better Community Inc., (ABC) offers supportive services that focus on helping participants achieve the minimum reading and math proficiencies necessary to pass state level healthcare exams.

The act of juggling a full-time career and personal life can be overwhelming. The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) Visit disclaimer page is a regional education agency servicing 11 counties in Central Pennsylvania. Through its WATCH program, funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program, CSIU partners with local employers and educational facilities. The partnerships aim to set realistic expectations of what life will be like outside of a classroom.

For some families with small children, this means compromising on education that could lead to a promising career. To this end, CAP Tulsa is looking to break the cycle of poverty by enriching the entire family with its “2Generation approach” strategy.

CAP Tulsa’s Career Advance program Visit disclaimer page, a “2Generation” peer-cohort approach to workforce development funded by the Health Profession Opportunity Grants program, helps adults gain certifications in the healthcare field while building a strong foundation at home. The program aims to provide the tools to sustain an income above the poverty line. It connects children and parents to high-quality services. It also creates a legacy of economic security that passes from one generation to the next.

This promising practice case study highlights STEP UP’s career laddering program offered to its participants.

This promising practice case study details how Montefiore HPOG provides academic benefits as well as support for trainees that go beyond the classroom.