Current Initiatives

A Summary of Current Initiatives and Areas of Concentration:

  • Innovative career ladder programs that are industry based and meet the needs of the working adult
  • Career pathways in healthcare that supports the cultural diversity of the healthcare professional workforce including language diversity
  • Preparation for post secondary education and supports that lead to job retention and excellent education completion rates
  • A national, US Department of Labor ARRA project to green healthcare, build environmental sustainability, and support cost savings while promoting worker and labor/management engagement in quality projects (11 participating employers)
  • Curriculum development in career pathway education that supports critical thinking, post secondary success, and quality outcomes
  • Promotion of universal, cohort-based general education and nursing prerequisites as pioneered by the City University of NY and 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund
  • Development and dissemination of models for increasing the clinical capacity of nursing programs
  • Innovative programs for BSN completion
  • Program evaluation and research to support continuous improvement and positive outcomes
  • Cross institutional partnerships between employers, unions, and colleges
  • Grant development consultation and assistance

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