The American Association of Community Colleges, through a grant from the Department of Labor, developed an online career exploration site to help jobseekers enter the healthcare field.
The Healthcare Virtual Career Network allows users to:
- explore healthcare careers
- assess interest, aptitude and readiness for these careers
- find local training programs
- take online courses
- find jobs
In essence, VCN can be used as an online agent for jobseekers. It helps job seekers navigate the vast information on the Web and elsewhere about healthcare. The VCN includes information on over 80 careers, 11 of which require less than one-year of education and 37 that require a two-year degree.
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing industries with the most in-demand occupations. Jobs in healthcare are projected to reach over 4 million by 2015. Healthcare careers are available for all skill and education levels.
The American Association of Community Colleges and its partners developed VCN through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Partner organizations include: American Council on Education, Department of Defense’s Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Lab, Direct Employers Association, ed2go, iSeek Solutions, Jobs for the Future, National Association of State Workforce Agencies, National Association of Workforce Boards, The American Dental Education Association and XPAND Corporation.
DOL funded SER National, Goodwill Industries International and the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services to help prepare workers to enter healthcare. For more information, visit www.vcn.org.