The Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College’s Department of Continuing Education and Professional Studies of The City University of New York (CUNY) was awarded a Health Profession Opportunity Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families to operate an enhanced allied health training and internship program, which is to be located at Hostos’ main campus in the South Bronx and the satellite campus in Upper Manhattan.
Over the five-year project period, the Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program will train over 900 public assistance recipients and other low-income individuals to become Community Health Workers, Patient Care Technicians (PCTs), Pharmacy Technicians, and New York State Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs). The Pipeline Program will also offer health-career contextualized GED exam preparation for individuals who do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Participants will receive supportive services that include case management, childcare, transportation assistance, examination preparation courses, tutoring, enhanced career-focused internships, and job placement and retention assistance.
The emphasis of the Pipeline Program is to encourage participants to focus on long-term career goals. Graduates of the Pipeline Program will receive career and academic counseling for admission to Hostos’ LPN certificate and allied health career associate degree programs.
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Deborah E. Reid, Director