Health Careers for Youth is an award-winning public-private partnership that makes education and employment in health care accessible to low-income youth, including bilingual youth of color. This highly successful model is part of the Health Careers for All (HCA) project and allows young people to earn college credit while still in high school and to prepare for employment in healthcare. When they graduate, students are exposed to healthcare careers and many have become Certified Nursing Assistants. Some students have even completed college prerequisite coursework for more advanced healthcare training, and are already well down the path of education and career success.
Health Careers for Youth earned the WDC a Governor’s Best Practice Award in 2009, and a “Bright Idea” designation from the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School.
See more here: Seattle/King County WDB – Health Careers for Youth