This resource page lists training opportunities in health care fields that can benefit young adults and migrant farmworkers seeking skills training. This can aide them in transitioning to a high demand medical career with self-sufficient wages.
Health Profession Opportunity Grants
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOGs) represent unique training opportunities for adults and youth in migrant farmworker families.
HPOG was established in 2010 by the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) to fund training in high-demand health care professions and target Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals.
The presentation here by Stan Koutstaal of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on HPOGs describes opportunities to partner with National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees.
The presentation was given at the Association of Farmworkers Opportunity Programs (AFOP) leadership conference on February 5, 2015.
Allied Health Occupations for Young Adults
The allied health field has great promise for employing young adults served by the workforce system.
The podcast series here provides practical information about allied health occupations to help workforce staff in developing a career plan for health occupation trainees.
The podcasts highlight four young adults, who are in training, or who have been trained and are working in four different allied health occupations - Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant/Certified Home Health Aide, Medical Translator, and Laboratory Aide.
The trainees discuss how they chose to enter the occupation, what kind of training they needed, and what type of work or continued training or education they plan to do in the future.