Interactive Skills and Career Development for the Advancement of Frontline Entry-Level Health Care Workers

Model Summary

The School at Work (SAW) program is a blended adult education and career development program designed to equip frontline, entry-level health care employees with the skills needed to advance in the industry. Over the course of six months, SAW participants, led by a coach, learn and apply life management and employment skills (reading, math, writing, communication, etc.) that are critical to their success in the health care industry. Participants simultaneously define their career goals and develop a career and learning plan that outlines the training and education necessary to meet their goals.

Key Elements of the Model

  • Mentorship
  • Self-confidence
  • On-the-job training
  • Common employability skills
  • Gateway toward future health care credentials and postsecondary degrees