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Carreras en Salud: A Chicago Bilingual Healthcare Partnership
Carreras en Salud is a collaborative career pathways program established to bridge limited English-proficient individuals into Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), and Registered Nurse (RN) positions. The partnership between Instituto, Association House of Chicago, Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center (HPVEC) of Wilbur Wright College and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a demonstration of the impact that community-based organizations, local colleges, policy advocates, and expert researches can have on local initiatives. Carreras en Salud offers students seven levels at which they can enroll. Students enter and advance according to their capacity and test scores and each level is designed to be completed in 16 weeks:
Each of the Pre-LPN levels bridge into a college-level LPN program, but allow for participants to start from very different levels of education and advance a pace that fits their respective starting points. Ultimately, the transition into a community college leads to the bridge into the RN program.
Instituto’s experience in the provision of comprehensive career pathway programs has demonstrated that as wages are increased, opportunities to save, invest, and build an asset base will arise, all of which sustain a family’s exit from poverty. Carreras en Salud has received awards and recognitions including the National Council for Continued Education and Training recognizing Carreras en Salud with the prestigious 2007 National Exemplary Program in Workforce Development Award. This honor made Instituto and its partners the first-ever awardees by the NCCET in Chicago.
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