Healthcare Bridge Program 

Health Careers: Skilled Workers and Strong Earnings 

Become Part of the Healthcare Workforce

If you always wanted a career in the healthcare industry, we can help. Joliet Junior College has a new program designed for people who are strong on desire and looking to acquire skills to be successful in the healthcare industry.

Health Careers: Skilled Workers, Strong Earnings project is a Healthcare Bridge program to help motivated individuals begin a career as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant or Pharmacy Technician.

For those who meet eligibility and selection criteria there is free:

  • Career screening and guidance
  • Career training and industry certifications
  • Healthcare Spanish, computer, and medical terminology courses
  • Supportive services

Career opportunities in the healthcare industry are growing and are in-demand. This is the time to make the move that will give you a new start and a bright future. For more information, contact Karla Boyd at (815) 280-1440 or  

This is a collaborative effort between JJC departments: Workforce Development, Corporate & Community Services, Division of Adult & Family Services, and Allied Health/Nursing, to advance bridge programs as a model for providing low income, low skilled individuals with career opportunities in the healthcare industry.

The Health Professional Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program is a demonstration project funded by the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and administered by The Workforce Boards of Metropolitan Chicago.

The goal of this project is to provide training and support to help people improve their skills and find better jobs.  The Federal Government is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for HPOG to be selected through a lottery system.  Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in any HPOG program.

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