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The Healthcare Career Advancement Academy Brochure

Learn more about the exciting opportunites available with the Healthcare Career Advancement Academy...click on the photo to the left to view the brochure (.pdf).



The Healthcare Career Advancement Academy (CAA) was developed as an innovative employer-driven training program for the healthcare industry -- one of Southern California's fastest growing sectors. The Healthcare CAA, a collaboration of community college professionals, including East Los Angeles College (ELAC), Los Angeles City College (LACC), and Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), along with the Los Angeles Healthcare Workforce Development Program, has developed and tested a core curriculum of 120 plus hours to train entry-level healthcare employees. The approach is employer-driven and learner-centered – to prepare candidates for successful careers in healthcare.

The August 2009 Graduating Class

Free Training for Medical Industry (KABC News Video - July 21, 2010)

400 Participants Already Enrolled in New Healcare Job training Program (Los Angeles Times - July 19, 2010)

Healthcare Career Advancement Academy Students Share Their Stories (June 18, 2010)

Job Training Teams Up with Youth Policy Institute for Healthcare Career Advancement Academy Expansion (June 9, 2010)

Healthcare Advancement Academy Places Students on Sound Path to Higher Education (August 28, 2009)

Healthcare Career Advancement Academy Concludes with Smiles and Students' Success (June 17, 2008)

Inaugural Healthcare Career Advancement Academy Completed

LA Times (April 21, 2008): Lack of Skilled Workers Will Lead to Fiscal Crisis, Experts Say (.pdf)

Students from the first CAA cohort talk about their experience at Valley College. To view the video,

Career Ladders Project
Quick overview of the Career Ladders Initiative

Training partners include Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), East Los Angeles College (ELAC), Los Angeles City College (LACC), the Careers Ladders Project, and the Los Angles Healthcare Workforce Development Program.  Employer partners include Los Angeles Jewish Home, Kaiser Permanente, Valley Presbetryrian Hospital, Los Angeles County Health, Mission Community Hospital, Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, Comfort Keepers,and ComForcare Senior Services.  Community partners for this cohort include the CalWORKs/GAIN and WorkSource California.  The training was made possible through funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.