The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO), which includes Pueblo Community College and seven other community colleges in five states, has introduced a website to help students learn about health-care careers.
PCC is the lead college on the project, which targets TAA eligible, veterans and unemployed or under-employed adults.
PlanYourHealthCareer.org offers data on careers and the educational programs needed for them.
The website offers:
Jobs, internships, job fairs and open houses
Education and career opportunities and salaries
Aptitude, skills and interest assessments
Links to employers and internships.
Prospective employees may create a webpage, store résumés, transcripts, references and certifications, and access employers and local workforce centers.
“Careers in health-related fields are sustainable and offer higher wages than our economy has seen before,” said Maria Fieth, CHEO project director. “We consider this website a link between wishes and reality for students and for employers.”
Other participating Colorado colleges are Otero Junior College and Red Rocks Community College.
The project is funded by a $14.2 million grant under the U.S. Department of Labor.