The Southwestern Connecticut Health CareeRx Academy provides tuition assistance and support to help participants obtain a career in the growing healthcare field. The WorkPlace’s Health CareeRx Academy (HCA) is a broad partnership of healthcare providers, educators, trainers, and community-based organizations in Southwestern Connecticut. Designed with input from employers, HCA’s mission is to meet the current and evolving workforce needs of healthcare employers. The HCA provides occupational training, work readiness, and other supports to individuals who desire to begin or advance a career in healthcare. All training by HCA leads to a certificate or degree and prepares individuals to pass a state or national licensing exam.

Benefits and services include:

• Skills Assessment
• Job Readiness Training
• Healthcare Workshops
• Occupational Training
• Distance Learning
• Internships and On the Job Training (limited)
• Career Development Plans
• Job Placement Services

Let Us Build Your Pathway to a Brighter Future!

The HCA provides tuition assistance and other supports to help you build a career. You will have access to career readiness and personal growth classes and seminars. Upon completion, you can move into occupational skills training in a variety of healthcare related fields. Program participants residing in Southwest Connecticut who are receiving TANF, meet program requirements, were impacted by a company layoff or their position was eliminated may also be eligible for comprehensive support services and access to internship opportunities and job placement assistance.

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Contact Information

To sign up for an information session, please contact Tim DeMarco
(203) 930-1637

This Health Career Academy is supported by the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) under Grant No. 90FX0043 of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The total cost of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program is $15 million over 5 years; or approximately $2.7 million annually. 100% is funded through a US Department of Health and Human Services- Administration for Children and Families grant.