Workforce Development

About Workforce Development

HASC Workforce Development is a multi-pronged effort to support health care workforce needs across Southern California. The initiative focuses on areas with a shortage of trained and qualified employees.

Examples include the following targeted efforts:

Other Workforce Resources

HASC Workforce fact sheet

Workforce Development Board Contacts


For more information, contact Soyinka Allen, [email protected] or (213) 538-7022.


Lisa Mitchell, HASC Program Director, Workforce, speaks with Rebecca Evans, Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDBVC)  — Aug. 4, 2022

Teri Hollingsworth, HASC Vice President, HR and Education Services, and Cynthia Avila, WDBVC, are interviewed on KVTA Radio’s Workforce Wednesdays — June 24, 2022

LEAD Academy 2024

Overview If you’re a new health care leader or would like to enhance your management skills, LEAD Academy 2024 is for you! The synchronous e-learning program offers 12 intensive modules that will empower you to better understand and use your strengths. Designed for health care supervisors and managers, LEAD is based on the principle that […]

LEAD Academy Informational Webinar

Overview Are you a health care manager who wants to reach your leadership potential in 2024? Learn about the LEAD Academy training experience in this free informational webinar. LEAD Academy is an intensive, 12-module program that will empower you to better understand and use your strengths. Through immersive learning and tools, you’ll discover how to […]

Scholarship Donors Help Students Pursue Health Care Careers

Communities Lifting Communities (CLC) and HASC are grateful to CalOptima, CenCal Health, Gold Coast Health Plan, Inland Empire Health Plan and L.A. Care Health Plan for their generous donations to the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship and Stipend Program. Thanks to their support, employees of HASC member hospitals will receive a financial boost to help […]

Charge Nurse Leadership Development

Overview If you’re a registered nurse in a management or supervisory role, this online course is for you. The course, taking place Thursday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., features topics designed to facilitate nurses’ growth and development as unit leaders. Facilitator Mark Kaliher, RN, will cover advanced leadership strategies, communication techniques, setting […]

Bring Diverse Talent to your Hospital: Host a 2024 CDIP Intern

The HASC-Health Career Connection (HCC) workforce diversity program is known as the College to Career Diversity Internship Program, or CDIP. CDIP is a full-time, paid, project-based internship program that identifies and recruits local, diverse, high-performing upper-division college students and recent graduates seeking health care careers. Host an Intern We are now accepting host applications for the CDIP 2024 […]

CLC, HASC Announce First Diversity Scholarship Winners

Communities Lifting Communities and HASC are pleased to award seven health care scholarships through the Diversity in Health Care Scholarship and Stipend Program. Launched in 2023, the program was created to help reduce health disparities and improve community health throughout Southern California by fostering a more diverse workforce. It aims to achieve this goal by […]

Registered Nurse Ambulatory Apprenticeship Program Graduates First Cohort

This summer, HASC, in partnership with HealthImpact and the Southeast Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board (SELACO WDB), saw the first cohort of 15 nurses graduate from HealthImpact’s California Registered Nurse Ambulatory Specialty Apprenticeship Program. The 12-month transition-to practice program supports nurses, new either to practice or to the specialty, through their first year working […]

El Camino College Offers Workforce Literacy Training

HASC is pleased to partner with El Camino College to offer the Workforce Literacy Training Program for hospital employees. This grant-funded initiative is designed to remove barriers to advancement by increasing language and math literacy for workers with limited English communication skills. The program has three primary components: English and math literacy, digital literacy and […]

Central Coast Workforce Summit Continues the Momentum

On July 27, HASC convened 50-plus stakeholders from hospitals, academic institutions, workforce boards and state partners at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The goal: to discuss the workforce supply and demand gap for nursing and allied health professionals across the Central Coast region. This workforce summit, in its second year, was intended to continue […]

Workforce Solutions and Best Practices

A Two-part Series Session 1: Workforce Solutions for Hospitals Wednesday, Sept. 6 In February 2023, hospital CEOs cited the shortage of registered nurses (RNs) as a top concern. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, this shortage — compounded by existing staff burnout — is leading to declining patient outcomes. The RN staffing […]