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Health careers resource center dcccd strategic solutions
Health Careers Resource Center: DCCCD, Strategic Solutions


Presented by

Shannon Ydoyaga

Interim Director, Health Careers Resource Center

District Office/ Mountain View College


Role of the dcccd foundation
Role of the DCCCD Foundation

  • The Foundation raises funds to support the mission and goals of the District and its seven colleges and the strategic priorities of the Board of Trustees

    • provide expanded educational advantages and opportunities

    • encourage teaching, scholarship, and service

    • increase the District’s services to the taxpayers and residents of the District

  • Most fundraising activities are designed to support success for all of our students


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Role of the DCCCD Foundation

  • Two key initiatives of the Foundation on behalf of the colleges and the community are:

    • The STEM Institute

    • The Health Careers Resource Center

  • Producing more highly qualified graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and in the Health Professions is one of the most critical needs in our community



The health careers resource center
The Health Careers Resource Center

  • The Health Careers Resource Center (HCRC) is a simple but dramatic enhancement for how the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) educates and trains more health professionals sooner to serve our healthcare community.

  • The HCRC was created to remove barriers and accelerate the completion and employment of DCCCD health professions graduates


Need for the hcrc
Need for the HCRC

  • With more than 25,000 students taking classes in preparation for enrollment in health professions programs, and approximately 1,350 students currently enrolled in credit programs per year, and approximately 2,000 students completing continuing education health related programs each year, the HCRC has become a central point of health advising services and employment options for the DCCCD and the healthcare employer community


Need for the hcrc1
Need for the HCRC

  • According to the Department of Labor, the healthcare and social assistance areas are expected to increase by 5.6 million jobs nationally from 2010 through 2020, with nursing increasing by 712,000 jobs, and home health aides by 706,000 jobs.



Health careers resource center
Health Careers Resource Center

  • Services include academic advising, testing, career assessment, career research, employer networking and job placement.


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Health Careers Resource Center

  • The HCRC is the first model of its kind in the nation and was designed to provide an integrated, comprehensive solution to the healthcare workforce by providing advising on right-fit placement, program selection, training potential healthcare workers of the future, and connecting potential employers with healthcare providers.


Vision and mission
Vision and Mission

Vision

  • To provide exceptional advising, information, and resources to healthcare students and employers.

    Mission

  • The mission of the DCCCD Health Careers Resource Center is to assist current and potential students to better understand their career options, make health professions informed choices by identifying and pursuing the array of health programs within the Dallas County Community College District, provide transfer information, and to serve as the District resource center of information on health careers, employment trends, and health educational programs.


Priorities inform advise connect
Priorities: Inform/Advise/Connect

1. Connect healthcare students with employers. Provide a one-stop location for healthcare employers to post positions, receive resumes, and other career services in order to reduce vacancy opening times within the healthcare industry.

2. Provide value to healthcare students. Provide assessment tools and advising to potential healthcare students to create a right-fit healthcare program for the student, thus aligning right-fit hiring in the healthcare job corridor.


Priorities
Priorities

3. Provide resources to the Dallas County Community Colleges. Provide healthcare trend information regarding program assessment needs based on industry trends to health professions campuses, and resources regarding health professions programs and requirements across the state of Texas in order to advise, inform and connect students to healthcare employers.

4. Connect all Health Professions of the DCCCD. Provide a venue for internal and external advisory committees to create consistent communication regarding the array of healthcare programs in the credit and continuing education areas of the colleges.


Recent highlights
Recent Highlights

  • Kiosks at Brookhaven, El Centro, Mountain View and North Lake

  • Serve colleges via information sessions, virtual advising, individual face-to-face advising, program and career information

  • More than 70,000 website views on www.dcccd.edu/HCRC since 2012

  • HCRC iPad App complete

  • Employers: Lab Corp, DFWHC, THR, Scottish Rite, Baylor, Parkland, and UT Southwestern systems

  • Working in collaboration with college advising, career services, continuing education deans, and internal/external advisory committees


Current staff
Current Staff

  • Shannon Ydoyaga, MS, BBA, Interim Executive Director, who has served with the DCCCD since 2003 as Associate Dean within the School of Mathematics, Science and Health Professions and Medical Programs Administrator at Richland College, and as a Human Resources Director prior to joining the DCCCD within the fields of healthcare and engineering.

  • Walter Lancaster, BA, HCRC Programs Specialist, who has served the DCCCD since 2010 with prior experience as Facilitator and Director within insurance and banking environments, and supports the HCRC with outreach initiatives and student advising.

  • Danielle Smith, BA, HCRC Programs Specialist, who has served the DCCCD since 2010 with prior experience in career services, international study abroad programs, an extensive marketing and advertising background, and supports the HCRC with outreach initiatives, student advising, and marketing.

  • June Werry, Administrative Assistant, who has served the DCCCD since 2010, with more than twenty years experience as an administrative assistant in education, manufacturing and financial environments.



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