As part of its charitable foundation, Advocate Christ Hospital and the affiliated hospitals, the Advocate Workforce Initiative, which seeks to expand jobs training, is holding an event at the hospital tomorrow.
Funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and led by Advocate Health Care, the Advocate Workforce Initiative is an innovative and strategic program aimed at aligning the skill set of current job seekers with high-growth middle-skill health care jobs in the Chicagoland area. The Initiative will develop and implement programming to create a pipeline of well trained and industry-qualified candidates to secure employment within the region’s high-growth health care industry.
As part of what Advocate calls a “commitment to bringing more high-quality jobs to the communities we serve”, Advocate Health Care launched the Advocate Workforce Initiative moving unemployed or under-employed people into good-paying, in-demand health care jobs in the region. In partnership with community-based organizations and community colleges, the program provides job seekers with hands-on training at Advocate hospitals and classroom instruction with our partners to expand their career opportunities.
Since its inception two years ago, the initiative has already helped nearly 350 Advocate program graduates at two other hospital locations in Chicago receive the education, job training, and supports to be successful in their career. To date, about 200 program graduates have earned desirable jobs in the health care field.
Building on that success, Advocate is launching the initiative at Advocate Christ to bring more people from the Oak Lawn area into the Advocate Workforce Initiative.