Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College's Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development 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, New York State Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs), Health Information Technicians, and Hemodialysis Technicians. 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.