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  • Learn about health-care career training on Fridays at One-Stop

    Jul 08, 2013 | Read More News
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    Patient care technician graduationLow-income Pima County residents who are interested in obtaining training for high-paying, high-demand jobs in health care are invited to an information session on Friday at the Rio Nuevo One-Stop Career Center, 340 N. Commerce Park Loop.

    Attending an information session is the first step to participating in the Pima Community College Pathways to Healthcare Program. Information sessions are held every Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Rio Nuevo Center.

    The program provides:
    • Assistance with tuition, fees, books and other support needs
    • Opportunities to earn a college certificate or degree that prepares the recipient for employment ranging from medical office staff, nurse assistant or phlebotomist to emergency medical technician or patient care technician to licensed practical nurse or pharmacy technician.

    The Pima County One-Stop Career Center is working with Pima Community College to recruit and evaluate individuals for program eligibility. The program is funded by a Health Profession Opportunity Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    To be eligible, a resident must be:
    • At or below 70 percent of the Lower Living Income Standards set by the U.S. Department of Labor or
    • Receiving nutritional or financial assistance from the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

    For more information about the Pathways to Healthcare Program, please visit www.pima.edu/paying-for-school/hpog.html.  Visit Pima County One-Stop Career Center online for more information about employment assistance and training.

    An evaluation funded by the federal government is being conducted to determine how the Pathways to Healthcare Health Profession Opportunity Grant helps people increase their skills and find jobs. Individuals who are eligible for the program and agree to participate in the study will be selected into the program based on a lottery.

    Program funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families. This document was supported by Grant 90FX0005 from the Administration for Children & Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.