Workforce

About Workforce

HASC Workforce Development is a multi-pronged effort to support workforce needs across the region — especially in areas with a shortage of trained and qualified employees.

Examples include the following targeted efforts:

HASC Workforce Program fact sheet

Podcasts

Lisa Mitchell, HASC Program Director for Workforce Development, 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

DOL Nursing Expansion Grants: Apply by Jan. 6

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced an $80 million funding opportunity through its Nursing Expansion Grant Program. The grants are intended to address nursing shortages and workforce development challenges through expanding the pipeline of professionals, advancing equity and creating pathways for workers to fill jobs. Applications are due Jan. 6. Administered by the […]

Reminder! Don’t Miss Out: IRAP Grants Can Help Fill Challenging Positions

HASC is pleased to recommend a first-of-its-kind offering to members struggling with recruitment and retention for positions in health care culinary services, sterile processing, MRI technician, facilities management and supply chain. We urge you take advantage of this free time-limited grant opportunity — while funds are available — through the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) offered […]

HCAI Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs Accepting Applications

The application cycle for California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) loan repayment programs will be open from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, 2022. For more information, please visit the individual program pages: HCAI is also accepting applications for additional scholarship and loan repayment programs through Oct. 31. To learn more and apply, […]

Apply Now for USC’s MS in Health Systems Management Engineering

Download information sheet The U.S. health care system is facing major challenges including pandemics, workforce shortages, health disparities and inequity, rising costs and more. Highly skilled health professionals are critically needed to help develop innovative solutions and transform care delivery. In response to this need, the University of Southern California has launched a Master of […]

Aug. 12 Deadline for Q2 2022 Health Care Workforce Survey

As hospitals face critical workforce shortages, data are essential to provide insight into supply, demand and distribution of health professionals. Each quarter, HASC member hospitals are invited to participate in the Health Care Workforce Survey, which captures data related to turnover, new hires and vacancies for all positions, including select nursing and allied health positions. […]

Thank You for Attending the July 27 IRAP Information Session

Sept. Update: $10K Available for First 20 IRAP Adopters Dallas College and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) have announced that the first 20 adopters of an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) will be eligible for up to $10,000 per location (grant funding permitting). HASC strongly encourages members struggling with recruitment and retention […]

In the Spotlight: Teri Hollingsworth

This interview with Teri Hollingsworth, HASC’s Vice President of Human Resources and Education Services, took place on KVTA Radio’s Workforce Wednesdays segment. Teri, along with Cynthia Avila of the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County, HASC’s partner, discussed the free Virtual Health Care Career Fair taking place Wednesday, June 29. Hear how the job fair […]

Program Offers Patient Care Assistant Training and Employment

Entry-level LA County job seekers aiming to work in health care have an excellent opportunity through the Pacific Gateway Workforce Innovation Network’s Patient Care Assistant (PCA) Training Program. Since it began in 2009, this program has created hundreds of full-time PCA positions, helping program partner MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center fill its workforce needs. Selected […]

OR and L&D Nurses: Gain Perioperative Skills this Fall

Azusa Pacific University (APU), a HASC workforce initiative partner, is offering a perioperative RN specialty course this fall. This session prepares operating room (OR) nurses and labor and delivery (L&D) nurses who need training to circulate for Cesarean deliveries. The course runs from September 17 through January 7, 2023, and is open to all hospitals […]

Information Session: Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs

The Dallas College IRAP HASC invites members to a virtual information session on Wednesday, July 27 from 10–11 a.m. to learn more about the Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP). This new apprenticeship model helps workers obtain relevant skills and faster access to high-quality careers while providing employers an additional pipeline for their workforce needs. IRAPs combine […]