For Immediate Release

Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)

In conjunction with the Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago, The Partnership’s HPOG program supports the development, implementation, and/or expansion of healthcare Bridge Programs in Cook County and throughout the metropolitan region. The goal is to advance Bridge Programs as a model for providing low income, low skilled individuals with career opportunities in the healthcare industry. Training provided includes: Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, and Pharmacy Technician. To date 476 participants have been trained or are currently enrolled in training while 172 are employed.