The article below is republished from the OHSU Staff News. It's about an important training opportunity that is a product of a joint effort between AFSCME Local 328 and OHSU.
Apply for free training in health care jobs
Are you interested in improving your career at OHSU by moving into a health care job that is in high demand? OHSU and AFSCME working together have developed a program that will provide fully-funded job training for 40 employees.
Current employees who are selected will receive free training through selected training partners. Classes will begin this spring or summer, depending on the program. Successful completion of the training and an exam will result in a certification in one of the following:
- Certified Nursing Assistant 1 and 2
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Coding Specialist
- Patient Access Services Specialist
- Pharmacy Technician
- Sterile Processing Technician 2
Interested in applying?
Visit this O2 page for details on eligibility criteria and how to apply. Application materials must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31.
About the NW Promise grant
This training program was developed by the OHSU-AFSCME Community Employment Committee as a part of both organizations’ commitment to increasing the diversity of OHSU’s workforce and providing development opportunities for employees. The purpose of this committee is to address employment and career development needs of under-represented minorities at OHSU.
OHSU and AFSCME partnered with other local health care institutions, IRCO and Worksystems, Inc. to receive a NW Promise diversity grant from the Department of Labor. Worksystems is a non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in the City of Portland and in Multnomah and Washington Counties.