Healthcare Workforce Partnership

Healthcare Workforce Partnership

Developing solutions to the Healthcare Industries’ Workforce Needs

In order to implement effective regional solutions to the pressing current and future health care workforce needs, the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development has convened an extensive network of regional educational, community and health organizations. Partners in the Healthcare Workforce Partnership include the three largest healthcare employers in the region (Sentara Healthcare, Bon Secours and Riverside Health Systems), Thomas Nelson Community College, the College of William and Mary, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Medical Career Institute of ECPI, K12, New Horizons Regional Education Center, two Community Action Agencies, the Peninsula Agency on Aging, the Center for Excellence in Aging and Geriatric Health, Eastern State Hospital, Peninsula Worklink, and other supporting organizations.

PCFWD Awarded $5 Million Grant for Healthcare Training

In October, the Department of Labor awarded PCFWD, in partnership with Opportunity Inc., a $5 million grant earmarked for advanced healthcare education, training and job placement assistance. Thanks to the grant, more than 330 people from across the region will receive training for jobs in more than 20 specialized areas, from dental hygiene and physical therapy to registered nursing and radiology. Salaries will average about $43,000 per year. Officially called the Hampton Roads Healthcare Workforce Partnership, the grant brings together the region’s two workforce development boards as well as major education and employer partners, including Tidewater, Thomas Nelson and Paul D. Camp Community Colleges, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Bon Secours Health System, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, Riverside Health System and Sentara Health Systems.

Click here for a fact sheet on the grant.

Click here for press release

Healthcare Career Pathways Initiative

Funded through an Incentive Award from the Virginia Community College System and the H1B Grant

The Peninsula Council for Workforce Development was awarded an $75,000 Incentive Award from the Virginia Community College System aimed at developing an integrated and coordinated Strategic Plan for Career Pathways in Allied Health Occupations for high school students and adults at all levels. Partners included businesses, post-secondary education, adult education, and secondary education (both school divisions and New Horizons Regional Education Center). The plan was completed in the Fall of 2012 and available below.

Through the H1B grant, a companion plan to the Strategic Plan for Career Pathways in Allied Health Occupations is being developed that will focus on the H1B level occupations, such as dental hygiene; health information technology; lab technology; physical therapy; registered nursing; physician assistance; radiologic technology; and respiratory therapy. The H1B focused plan will be posted here in the Summer of 2013.

Roadmap to Success – A Virginia Peninsula Strategic Plan for Career Pathways in Healthcare: Allied Health Occupations

Click here to read the Roadmap to Success Strategic Plan

Healthcare Education and Training Centers Inventory

The Greater Peninsula Healthcare Workforce Partnership has developed a Healthcare Careers Education and Training Centers Inventory for the Peninsula, South Hampton Roads and Richmond. The Inventory below includes up to date information on training programs available for Health Care Professions in this area.

Health Careers Education and Training Centers – Virginia Peninsula

If you are a training provider or school and need to update your information or add a program, please email rbond@pcfwd.org.