Building A Strong Health Care Workforce

Partners HealthCare's commitment to providing access to jobs with family-sustaining wages, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement is a foundational principle for Partners’ workforce development programs. Through career pipelines for youth, adult community residents, and current workers, Partners creates employment, training, and educational opportunities for individuals and contributes to the economic health of communities in which they live. To date:

  • Thousands of Partners employees have participated in internal skill development opportunities.
  • More than 425 adult community residents have graduated from our health care training and education program over the past 10 years.
  • More than 450 students each year are employed by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) during the summer.

Success Stories


Jacqueline PiresPartners hospitals offer several programs to Boston-area youth who are interested in careers in health care. Jacqueline Pires, a graduate of the Student Success Jobs Program at BWH, is pursuing a medical degree at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Hear from Jacqueline and others.

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Laphen WalrondOur commitment to the community isn’t just about physical health; it’s a commitment to engage local residents in creating a healthy place to live, work and learn. Laphen Walrond, a 2009 graduate of the Partners in Career and Workforce Development program, now works at BWH. Hear from Laphen and others.

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Our Employees

Ben GracianiPartners is committed to helping our employees transform their aspirations into reality. We offer programs to help employees advance their personal and professional lives. Ben Graciani, Facilities Manager at the MGH Revere HealthCare Cener, took part in Partners' Online College Preparation Program and other MGH training programs to improve his skills. Hear from Ben and others.

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Partners Workforce Development class attendees

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