Workforce Development offers several career development opportunities aimed at benefiting entry-level employees. Applicants participate in a formal assessment prior to beginning coursework. The terms usual begin in January and September. For details on applying, please see the policies and procedures for the program you are interested in for more information.
The Patient Care Assistant Training Program is an intensive 8 week college-level training program that prepares entry-level employees to work as Patient Care Assistants at the hospital. The program is offered as part of collaboration with Bunker Hill Community College. The program is part-time, in the evenings and combines classroom learning with online instruction. This 7 credit prepares employees to pass the Massachusetts State CNA License Exam.
The BWH ‘Math Bridge’ class is for employees who want to strengthen their skills to get into a college math class Course Topics: Algebra and arithmetic: whole numbers and fractions, decimals and percents, signed numbers and rational, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities, word problems and more. Courses begin in September.
This course develops basic reading and writing skills necessary for success with college level material. The course will focus on improving comprehension and vocabulary. In particular, students will improve their ability to recognize and articulate main ideas, supporting details, and patterns of organization. Students will also improve vocabulary skills using context clues and the dictionary. Courses begin in September.
School at Work is a career development system. This system is a blended learning instructional model (DVD, Internet, Workbooks) that delivers education on-site at BWH. School at Work is a “bridge” program that prepares employees for better-paying jobs and for entrance to college. Enrolling again soon to be annouced..
Brigham and Women’s Hospital encourages employees to enhance their skills through education and training. The BWH Educational Financial Assistance Program supports employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement, who are enrolled in healthcare related educational programs in areas of high demand for BWH, and that are responsive to the hospital’s recruitment needs. The reimbursement will be in the form of a forgivable loan.
The program awards up to $10,000 in an academic year to employees enrolled in the following undergraduate degree/certificate programs:
- Medical Coding
- Diagnostic Ultrasound
- Radiology Technoloist
- Medical Technologist
- Nursing - BSN
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Radiation Therapist
- Respiratory Technology
NOTE: Applicants who are dependents of a BWH employee at the Director or above level are not eligible to apply to this program.
BWH Radiology Educational Financial Assistance Program (REFAP)
This program focuses on key language development tools such as communicating with supervisors, interacting with patients, co-workers & physicians, English & vocabulary and problem solving. Employees attend classes over a 38 week period. Classes begin in September and end in May. For application deadline please contact us at 617-713-3738.
Brigham and Women's Hospital Human Resources, in partnership with Jewish Vocational Services (JVS), is pleased to introduce a free eight-week program to assist employees and their families to attain U.S. citizenship. The classes, facilitated by JVS staff, will run for two-hours, once per week, and will be held in the Longwood Medical Area. Please contact Jessica M. Jarvis McHale(JVS) at 617-399-3260 or BWH Workforce Development at 617-713-3738 and/or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Classes are always enrolling.
The goal of the Online College Preparation Program (OCPP) is to prepare employees to take online college courses by introducing them to the terminology, basic skills and course layouts common to online courses, and by providing them with a learning experience that simulates that of most online college courses. Specifically, employees taking the OCPP use an online syllabus, navigate a learning management system, participate in discussion forums, conduct internet-based research and complete assignments by set due dates. To date, the OCPP consists of multiple modules including an Online Readiness Course as well as a Study Skills Course.
BWH Workforce Development in collaboration with Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) and SkillWorks are offering a comprehensive certificate program in the usage of Microsoft Word and Excel. This course aims to provide an opportunity for employees that are interested in increasing their computer skills to advance to higher administrative roles. This class will be offered in the Fall. Classes enroll for the Fall and Spring.
Please call any of the Workforce Development staff members at 617-713-3738 for information on these programs.
This page was last modified on 10/9/2013