HPOG - Health Profession Opportunity Grant.
Passaic County Community College is a member of the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium, which received a five-year, $24 million Health Profession Opportunity grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. The consortium is a region-wide capacity-building initiative to strengthen and expand health care industry occupational training through workforce readiness and integrated basic skills preparation, workforce supportive services, and occupational skill development leading to certification, employment, and advancement along a career pathway. (Click here to see training courses offered)
Partners in the consortium include ten northern New Jersey community colleges, six regional healthcare industry employers, ten county Workforce Investment Boards and their corresponding One-Stop Career Centers, and key county-based social services agencies.
At PCCC, this grant provides funding for no-cost training for recipients of Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) and General Assistance (GA), incumbent workers employed in local healthcare facilities, Limited English Proficient Adults, and other low-income populations. Participants train and work towards earning certification in high-demand careers in the allied health professions in areas as diverse as Emergency Medical Technician and Administrative Medical Assistant.
For more information about the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium, please click on the following link for the consortium’s website:
The Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program is a demonstration project funded by the Federal government. The primary goal of this project is to provide training and support to help people improve their skills and find better jobs. In order to learn what works, the Federal government is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for HPOG to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in HPOG, but will be able to enroll in any other services or programs for which they are eligible.