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

Contact

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


Podcasts

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


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 […]

Honoring Our Hospitals and Health Care Workers

As we celebrate National Hospital Week, May 7 to 13, I want to highlight the significant contributions our hospitals and health care workers make to our communities. In addition, we honor the compassionate healing work of our nurses as we recognize National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12. Did you know that Southern California hospitals […]

Advanced LEAD Academy 2023

Overview HASC’s intensive 2023 Advanced LEAD Academy will take place over 10 Wednesdays from June 7 through Dec. 13. The program is open to experienced leaders seeking to enhance their skills and fulfill their potential. LEAD Academy is not required. Advanced LEAD is for those with leadership experience who want to take their skills to the next […]

HASC, Stakeholders Join Summit on Health Care Workforce Gap

Recently, under the leadership of West Los Angeles College, HASC staff joined 50-plus stakeholders from community colleges, community partners and employers to address the supply and demand gap for allied health workers in Los Angeles County. The group convened at the college and listened to employers discuss their workforce needs, concerns and suggestions for curriculum development, and forecasts of future […]

HASC Partners with LA County AJCC to Connect Hospitals with Job Seekers

HASC, in partnership with the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and its LA County America’s Job Center of California (AJCC), is working to connect hospitals with job seekers who have recently completed, or expect to complete, health profession training programs this year. The partnership’s goal is to raise awareness of this job candidate […]

Charge Nurse Critical Thinking for RNs

Critical thinking is central to effective task management and decision-making in high-risk situations. In this class, nurse leaders will learn how actively assessing and analyzing information can help them evaluate and improve their quality of thinking. Key principles of and barriers to critical thinking will be studied. The course also explains how to apply this […]