CCAC Allegheny Campus to hold information session on the HPOG

Article by: CCAC Public Relations
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County will conduct a question and answer session on the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program on Thursday, October 13, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus in Jones Hall, Room 102.

Interested individuals are invited to apply or learn more about the HPOG, a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance. The program enables low-income individuals in Allegheny County to receive support to complete training in one of four healthcare tracks: CNA/Nursing, EMT/Paramedic, Clinical Associate/Medical Assistant and Health Information Technology.

Eligible students will be provided with wrap-around services to address academic, financial and personal issues that can impede students from successfully completing college. These services for eligible program participants include assistance with child care, tuition and transportation. The goal of the project is to prepare, support, retain and graduate 1,860 TANF recipients and low-income students from health occupational programs that lead to employment in the health professions.

Through this program, CCAC will provide a gateway for students to obtain an industry-recognized certificate or degree that leads to a career that offers entry point and advancement opportunities. The program will target those students who are underserved and underrepresented in the health fields and have a high desire to work in health-related professions but who would
otherwise not have access to the education and training.

For more information, contact hpog@ccac.edu or call Alycia Bencloski-Brashear at 724.325.6881.

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