Local Agency Offers Disenfranchised Youth a Fresh Start With Health Training Program
Fontana, CA – The Inland Health Professions Coalition (IHPC) will offer 28 young adults the opportunity to participate in their FREE Health Occupations Training (H.O.T) program, as part of their mission to address the healthcare shortage in the Inland Empire. A FREE program informational session will be held Thursday, June 29th at 5:00 PM at the Fontana Adult School, located at 10755 Oleander Ave. Fontana, CA 92337. Youth between ages 16-24 may be eligible for the program. To attend, contact the IHPC office at (909) 982-8641 and ask for the HOT Program.
H.O.T offers assistance and support to participants who face barriers to employment, such as homelessness, disability, or trauma, and helps them earn income while training for entry-level healthcare certificates. Students receive one-on-one guidance, hands on soft-skills training, and paid field experiences. The H.O.T program is funded by the San Bernardino Workforce Development Board through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Grant.
The HOT (Health Occupations Training) program is funded by the San Bernardino Workforce Development Board (WBD) through a WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) grant and helps address youth who have fallen through the cracks in our system and lack the education or career opportunity to be successful in life. Through this funding we can recruit at-risk young adults who are motivated but lack the mentoring, direction and finances needed to get an education and find a job in an entry-level health career. They may be facing significant barriers to success such as homelessness, pregnancy, a disability, trauma or abuse – even those who may have a juvenile record.
This two-year program offers training and support to prepare the participants for the healthcare workforce. We’ll focus on entry level positions like Emergency Technicians, Medical Assistants or other certificate programs. We’ll help them reach their full potential through work-based-learning, useful field experience, training to enhance work ethic, and interactive workshops where they gain hands on experience in their desired healthcare field. We also provide support services to obtain their GED or High School diploma. Not only are we looking to change lives, we are offering the program free of charge!
That’s where You come in. This funding has allowed us to get the HOT program up and rolling but we need your help to make these efforts a reality. The H.O.T. Scholarship fund provides these students the extra help they need to pay for tuition, books and even transportation to classes. Your donation shows them that someone CARES about their future! Help today and make a donation.
IHPC helps address the need for health professionals in the Inland Empire by helping students identify health-related careers and providing work-based learning experiences. IHPC is part of Reach Out, a non-profit organization addressing the Inland region’s toughest issues and serving the San Bernardino and Riverside counties. For more information, visit www.inlandcoalition.org and www.facebook.com/inlandcoalition