Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

Webinar Invitation: AHA! Allied Health Access: How to Develop Programs for Youth in Allied Health Careers

Posted by Youth Services - On July 16, 2010 (EST)

The purpose of this Webinar is to introduce the Allied Health Access Guidebook to the youth program planners and service providers. The Guidebook provides practical information about allied health occupations in order to create or expand programs and services leading to allied health opportunities. The Webinar will introduce some promising practices from the field and resources to assist in local area program development.

The health care industry as a whole - and especially the allied health care sector - has great promise for employing youth and young adults. Occupations in the allied health care field are not only in hospitals and doctors' offices. There are growing numbers of positions needed in long-term care facilities, rural and urban health care centers and clinics, specialty facilities in rehabilitation therapies, firms providing administrative services to insurance companies, medical and dental practices, and many more.

For these reasons, an allied health career can be an excellent field for youth who are at-risk, out-of-school, or have some other barrier to employment. Initial entry into the field is relatively easy, but it is important that the various career pathways that are available beyond these entry-level positions are presented. With the right support and encouragement, many individuals may find a successful long-term career in allied health. Although the beginning of the path may be an entry-level position, additional education and professional development can quickly lead to ever-increasing levels of responsibility and compensation.


User Comments (9)
On August 03, 2010  Bruce McClung said:
Has the Guidebook been posted?


On August 03, 2010  Bruce McClung said:
Has the Guidebook been posted?


On August 04, 2010  Maisha Meminger said:
Not yet; as soon as it is ready we will get it posted.


On August 23, 2010  Molly Emery said:
I see that as of August 3rd the resource book had not been posted yet. Is it posted now, and I'm just not able to find it?


On August 24, 2010  Norma Coleman-James said:
When will the Guidebook posted?


On August 25, 2010  Maisha Meminger said:
The guidebook is in final clearance; we hope to have it up soon. Thank you for your patience


On September 10, 2010  Melanie Young said:
When will the guidebook be posted? We have been checking daily since the webinar in July, 8 weeks ago.


On September 10, 2010  Melanie Young said:
When will the guidebook be posted? We have been checking daily since the webinar in July, 8 weeks ago.


On September 10, 2010  Youth Services said:
We are still working diligently on the approval process-- it should be ready very soon...



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Start Date : 07/21/10 02:00PM ET

End Date : 07/21/10 03:00PM ET

Presenter : Lisa Salazar, Director, City of Los Angeles Community Development Department; Alice Cole, .Director, Youth Career Development Services Division, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore, MD; & Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc., Lehigh Valley, PA

Moderator : Sara Hastings, Workforce Development Analyst, Division of Youth Services, Employment and Training Administration



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