The college and non-profit organization created a two-part career pathway program for immigrants and refugees interested in the healthcare industry.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Staffing shortages are impacting hospitals across the country.
Experts blame an aging workforce, burnout and the pandemic.
Greensboro College is trying to help by partnering with a local non-profit to bring more diversity.
The college is working with Reading Connections to create a career pathway program for immigrants and refugees in Guilford County.
Students will first learn basic literacy skills like reading and writing. Then, they’ll choose one of 12 online healthcare programs offered through Greensboro College.
“There’s such a need to bring in more diversity equity and inclusion into our healthcare system and when you consider the local healthcare providers of Cone Health and others this partnership with reading connections is such an exciting one,” said Senior Vice President of national healthcare practice and workforce partnerships Geoffrey Roche.
At Cone Health, there are currently 2,100 open positions.
Cone Health Physicians and Provider Recruitment Director Rebekah …