Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium - California Community Colleges, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

Healthcare

Healthcare

Priority and Emerging Sectors

Description:

Health Care continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in California and faces unprecedented challenges to its delivery systems. The California Community College Chancellor's Office and it's Economic and Workforce Development Program has established the California Community College Health Care Initiative to provide education and training programs to meet these emerging demands for health care delivery.

Economic & Workforce Development Program (EWD)

The Chancellor's Office EWD coordinates programs and projects in the California Community Colleges that are funded through competitive grants for economic and workforce development activities. The EWD was designed to leverage resources and connections within the community college system. By linking projects together, the program can increase every project's access to the rich and deep expertise and intellectual resources that exist in the colleges across the state. The program allows best practices that are developed in one arm of the projects to be replicated without delay or additional cost in other projects.

Health Workforce Initiative

The purpose of the Health Workforce Initiative is to provide education and training programs to meet emerging demands for health care industry workers; to determine needs, facilitate development of innovative solutions and to locate resources to implement planned responses; to evaluate and initialize health-related educational programs.

News:


California Hospital Association Roadmap for Creating A Healthcare Work-Based Learning Program Roadmap for Creating a Health Care Work-Based Learning Program
A Guide to Creating and Expanding Health Sector Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students
An Introductory Guide to Educator Externships - Explore, Excite
Hot off the press!  The California Community Colleges Guidebook to developing a successful Faculty Externship Program. Click here to download this user-friendly guide that provides a general framework, with sample templates, for the design of a Faculty Externship Program including logistical considerations, recruiting, and management of participants (HWI - Inland Empire 1070 project, with assistance from the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership 2014).

Contact:

Avante Simmons

Deputy Sector Navigator
asimmons@collegeofthedesert.edu
Hosted at College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA. 92660

Linda Zorn

Statewide Sector Navigator
zornli@butte.edu