Partners HealthCare Training and Employment Program (HTEP) is a system-wide community pipeline program that provides opportunities for low-income community residents interested in health careers to gain skills and experience that will prepare them for jobs at Partners hospitals.
The program recently celebrated its 11-year anniversary as a successful workforce development program for low-income adults.
HTEP’s six-week program includes classroom instruction, internships, job placement assistance, and post-placement follow up. Newly dedicated classroom space, equipped with laptop computers, has increased the program’s enrollment capacity and its ability to expand participants’ computer competencies through online skill development and web-based activities. The program has also implemented new extended internships that provide participants with modest income during the job-search phase of the program.
HTEP works closely with several key partner organizations that provide experience and expertise relevant to specific program components.
- The program collaborates with the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) to introduce HTEP to all eligible DTA clients.
- Project HOPE conducts extensive outreach for the program, participates in the assessment of potential participants, and provides case management services for participants during the program and for one year post-placement. Project Hope is a multi-service Boston agency. It provides low-income women with children with access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services; fosters their personal transformation; and works for broader systems change.
- Jewish Vocational Service also assists in the assessment process and delivers the program’s classroom component that includes job readiness training in customer service, communication, medical terminology, and computer skills .
- Internal partnerships crucial to program success involve human resources professionals, hiring managers, and supervisors who provide internships for program participants, job search trainings, and employment for successful graduates.
HTEP has served 276 community residents since its inception. Most participants are single female heads of households and are receiving public assistance.
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