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San Jacinto College Abstract

Published: May 19, 2016
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)
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Building Pathways to a Brighter Future

San Jacinto College

Health Career Pathways Partnership

Location: Pasadena, TX


Five-Year Project Period: September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2020

Annual Award Amount: $1,680,886

Type of Organization: Public/State-Controlled Institution of Higher Education

Service Area: Houston, Woodlands, and Sugar Land metropolitan areas in Texas

Target Population: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, low-income individuals, Latinos, and immigrants


Number of individuals that will be enrolled in the overall HPOG program: 1,250

Number of TANF recipients that will be enrolled: 250

Number of individual participants that will begin basic skills education: 500

Number of individual participants that will complete basic skills education: 400

Number of participants that will begin any healthcare occupational training: 1,000

Number of participants that will complete any healthcare occupational training: 800

Number of individual participants that will obtain employment in a healthcare occupation: 640


San Jacinto College operates a Health Career Pathways Partnership (HCPP) Grant to provide education, training, and support services in a variety of healthcare professions to TANF and other low-income individuals over 5 years. San Jacinto College is a Hispanic-serving institution with three major campuses in southeast Harris County, Texas. Support comes from the local Workforce Board and a variety of healthcare employers. The project will train 1,250 participants in basic skills contextualized with healthcare professions information, various healthcare careers, and workplace readiness; provide support services to help participants reach their educational goals and find jobs; and provide and refine healthcare profession pathways that offer various entrance and exit points for students, stackable credentials that employers value, and both credit and noncredit alternatives to meet participants’ educational goals. Support services include referrals to emergency food services, housing programs/shelters, and referrals to obtain subsidized child care.

Funded partners include the Neighborhood Centers, Inc., a Houston-based nonprofit that operates 11 Workforce Solutions offices, and Harris Health, the largest healthcare employer in Harris County. The HCPP focuses on the following healthcare occupations: Eye Care Technology, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Clerk, Medical Records and Health Information Technology, Phlebotomist, EKG Technician, Home Health Aide, Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurse, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Radiographic Technician, Registered Nurse, Medical Sonography, Surgical Technician, Medical Insurance Coder, and Medication Aide. Supportive services include academic supports, case management, child care, transportation assistance, housing support assistance, emergency assistance, tuition assistance, mental health assessment and treatment, alcohol/drug assessment and treatment, English as a second language assistance, and job placement. The grantee has met with the local Office of Apprenticeship and is actively seeking an employer partner to pursue a Certified Nursing Assistant or Licensed Vocational Nurse apprenticeship with the Department of Labor.

Last Reviewed: April 24, 2019