November 13, 2023 | Filed under: CareerSource Broward News
Ft. Lauderdale, FL – (November 13, 2023) – CareerSource Broward embarks on a new initiative to enhance healthcare training opportunities and foster a skilled healthcare workforce after being selected by the Florida Healthcare Training Initiative (FHTI) to serve Broward County.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the FHTI will fund additional CareerSource Broward services, focusing on removing barriers to enrollment into healthcare training programs and increasing employment in healthcare-related occupations and retention.
To achieve the FHTI's goals, CareerSource Broward will provide tuition assistance for high-quality healthcare training programs covering a range of healthcare occupations, including, but not limited to, nursing, medical coding, medical assisting, pharmacy technicians, and laboratory technicians. Leveraging relationships with local healthcare employers, CareerSource Broward will provide work-based learning opportunities, including apprenticeships, internships, and clinical rotations. These services offer participants the training and practical experience to be successful in their healthcare careers.
"The Florida Healthcare Training Initiative comes as a timely and much-needed resource for our community," remarked Carol Hylton, President and CEO of CareerSource Broward. "We are genuinely excited to launch this initiative in Broward County. The demand for healthcare professionals with specialized skills is at a high, and thanks to the support offered by this program, individuals seeking a healthcare career now have a tangible opportunity to pursue their goals."
The FHTI puts emphasis on reaching individuals from underserved communities and diverse backgrounds. By expanding eligibility requirements and available services, more communities will have access to equal opportunities to enroll in healthcare training programs and attain employment.
In addition to healthcare training, CareerSource Broward will provide wraparound support services to help participants focus on training and a successful career. These services include career counseling, academic advising, mentorship programs, and transportation assistance.
The FHTI will further CareerSource Broward's impact on job seekers looking to further their careers in the healthcare industry.
About CareerSource Broward (www.careersourcebroward.com):
CareerSource Broward, the administrative entity of the Broward Workforce Development Board, is a federally-funded, locally controlled organization that provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. These services are delivered through three strategically located career centers, which provide individual assistance with Employ Florida, job placement services, career coaching and other employment-related needs. For more information, please visit www.CareerSourceBroward.com, facebook.com/CareerSource Broward, or follow @CareerSourceBD on X (Twitter).