Workforce Planning Developing Your Future Workforce Through Youth Mentoring. Cedars-Sinai is Leading the Quest for Health. As part of our mission, we are committed to teaching and educating our youth. We do this by participating and/or hosting programs which promote health careers.
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Cedars-Sinai is Leading the Quest for Health. As part of our mission, we are committed to teaching and educating our youth. We do this by participating and/or hosting programs which promote health careers.
Health Careers Academy
Stand and Deliver
Nursing Luncheon for H.S. Students
Outreach Programs: Cedars-Sinai Next Generation
Health Occupation Students of America ( HOSA)
Goal: To Provide an Educational Opportunity and Paid Work Experience in a Healthcare Setting That Serves to Actively Recruit Racial Minorities Into Nursing and Healthcare Careers.
Established in 1993 As Response to the Los Angeles Riots and Targeted Toward Youth Employment of “at Risk” High School Students.
Program is based on the 1993 School to Careers model with three core components:
School Based Training
Work Based Training
Partnership with a nearby high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District (Fairfax High School) which is also Cedars-Sinai adopted high school. Students take public transportation in order to meet their work assignments.
25 high school juniors are selected by an interview process each year to participate with continuing seniors in the two year program earning 5 credits each semester. This program is a class under the ROP section of the Los Angeles Unified School District and takes place during 5th and/or 6th period.
Introduces career exploration for students who are interested in nursing and other healthcare careers.
Academy provides basic job skills, work ethics and practical work experience through all components of program.
Administered in Human Resources- Recruitment and Workforce Planning.
School Based Training
Taught onsite by a LA Unified School District Teacher. In classes, students learn basic job skills and earn high school credits.
Nursing Institute provides an educator who is specifically designated to work with a cohort of Health Careers Academy students.
Focused career counseling for cohort of students interested in BSN or Career Ladder programs. 2nd semester program.
Social Networking and Advocacy
Stand & Deliver is a President’s High Growth, High Wage Training Initiative funded by the Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration.
DOL designed strategic growth initiatives to shift the public workforce system away from participant-focused job training to industry based programs where employers defined and prioritized their human resource needs. The public workforce system supplies a pipeline of workers trained in the right skills and the workers have access to high wage career ladder jobs.
277 applications were received and only one project was funded in the State of California – Stand & Deliver.
Stand & Deliver was a project of the President’s High Growth Initiative which targets disadvantaged minority youth (18-24 years old) for the purpose of meeting the pipeline challenges of increasing the available skilled labor pool; Attracting diverse populations to the high wage, high growth industries, beginning with health care.
The program was modeled after our Health Careers Academy which included our “Program In A Box” Mentoring Kit produced by Johns Hopkins, Cedars-Sinai and 13 other hospitals that were awarded grant funded to establish mentoring programs in healthcare. Participants were provided monthly training on how to duplicate sections of the Academy model.
In conjunction with the Institute for Professional Nursing Development, Work/Life Matters and Community Health & Education the following events are sponsored:
Career Days & Fairs - Educators request one day educational programs for students. Schools who have participated include Montebello, Burbank, Burroughs, Beverly Hills and Fairfax High School AVID program.
Nursing Career Luncheon for High School Students held annually during Nurses Week.
Cedars-Sinai: The Next Generation, a health care careers event targeted toward high school age children of employees.
The California Department of Education and the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency held it’s first annual Health Science and Medical Technology Educators Institute at Cedars-Sinai June 2006.
The objective of the day was to expose adults to the skills our future workforce will need to be successful and incorporate into their career pathway programs.
Over 100 educators from across the state were selected to participate.
The day consisted of a panel of our colleagues from various areas of the medical center, lunch and rotations for the participants, which will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to experience hands-on what is needed to pursue a successful career in healthcare.
State of California, Healthcare Pathways, Office of Statewide Health Planning & Development www.oshpd.ca.gov/hwcdd
Health Workforce Development, HWDD Publications and Reports
Health and Healthcare Pathway Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 4, November 2007
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
Student lead national professional organization which promotes health careers, leadership and critical thinking skills. Cedars-Sinai (So. Cal) and John Muir (No. Cal) Health Systems were selected to set up Industry Based Programs. For more information on how to find or start a local chapter go to : www.hosa.org
Over 50% of our students have graduated from high school, enrolled in college and are pursing careers in health care. Charter member of the “National Youth Mentoring Network” which includes Johns Hopkins, Duke University and Beth Israel in New York.Graduates from the Academy have been hired into the areas of Nursing, Imaging, EIS, Grants and Funding, Marketing and have pursued careers in Physical Therapy, Safety, Medical Social Work, Psychology, Imaging, Nursing and Human Resources.