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H-1B ICU Job Placement

Graduates of the H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant programs have been successfully employed in the following healthcare careers.

  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Licensed Nursing Assistants
  • Healthcare Information Management
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Interpreters
  • Surgical Technicians

H-1B ICU Grant Contacts

MCC H-1B ICU Grant Participants LinkedIn professional network:


William Athanas
Program Director
(603) 206-8017

Loraine Hobausz
Project Manager
(603) 206-8186

Gerardo Zayas
Job Placement Coordinator
(603) 206-8199

H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant

New Hampshire's Source for Highly Qualified Healthcare Professionals


Over the last 4 years, MCC's H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant has advanced the skills of more than 3,000 existing healthcare workers and provided training opportunities to over 290 unemployed and under-employed New Hampshire residents. Job placement successes include assisting 200 unemployed and under-employed program graduates secure good paying jobs in healthcare. Currently, the grant is in its final phase of operation and will end in November 2016. The grant team continues to assist healthcare training program completers with job search placement and work with hospital partners to finalize training outcomes achieved by healthcare workers.

As we look back over the grant's achievements, we are proud to celebrate the many successes of its participants. One recent graduate, Mamdouh Elzayat, a local resident who immigrated to New Hampshire from Egypt, received training through the H-1B ICU grant as a Medical Interpreter and Community Health Worker. By completing these training programs, it helped him secure full-time employment as a Medical Interpreter at Boston Children's Hospital. "I could not have gotten this job without the training program," says Elzayat. "I applied for the grant in 2014 and met with a Career Coach/Job Placement Coordinator, Teresa Lengyel at MCC. She spoke with me about the different programs. I was very interested in the Medical Interpreter program and was also advised to study for a Community Health Worker Program as well. The grant paid for the two programs that I studied. Without this assistance, I would not have been able to study these courses." While each participant's story is unique, all share a similar sense of accomplishment in achieving both personal and career goals. We are proud of the difference that these healthcare professionals are now making in the lives of others! Click here to read some of their success stories.

Susan Huard, President of MCC said: "This grant reflects the mission of Manchester Community College and we are thrilled with the collaboration between the state, the federal government and many healthcare providers who helped us shape this incredibly successful program. The H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant is providing the exact training hospitals, doctors' offices and health care providers need right now."

- Loraine Hobausz, Project Manager


Success Stories

Over 290 unemployed/ under-employed grant recipients have received training and/or employment in the healthcare field. While each individual's story is unique, all share a similar sense of accomplishment in achieving both personal and career goals. Our participants range from ages 19-66, representing a rich diversity of ethnic cultures, career backgrounds, and education levels. Grant participants include the recently unemployed, long-term unemployed and under-employed. We are proud of the difference that these healthcare professionals are now making in the lives of others! Click here to read some of their success stories.

"I am thankful to the ICU grant for helping me to achieve my career goals. I was assisted not just financially, but also emotionally and holistically. The grant staff genuinely cared about my progress and listened to my needs. I felt like I had a team by my side, offering support from all angles."

Nicole Delcourt, RN
Associate Degree in Nursing, 2014
Registered Nurse, Beech Street School

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A Talent Pool of Highly Qualified Healthcare Professionals

What are the advantages of hiring an H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant Graduate? Our candidates are:

  1. Pre-Screened. Contact us for recommendations on candidates that meet your specific needs.
  2. Ready to Hire and Hit the Ground Running! We have a pool of highly trained healthcare professionals with expertise in nursing, health information management, medical coding, medical assisting and medical interpretation.
  3. Ready to Make a Positive Impact! Our candidates have proven clinical and professional experience and are passionate about making a positive difference in people's lives.
  4. Ready to Meet the Expectations and Requirements of New Hampshire's healthcare employers!
  5. 'Soft Skill' Super Stars ready to build collaborative relationships with healthcare colleagues and those that you serve.
  6. Part of Our Team! We support our participants after they begin employment, offering ongoing professional development services to ensure their success.

Job Placement

Listed below are some of the local and regional employers who have hired H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant participants.

  1. A&A Languages, LLC
  2. Ascentria Care Alliance
  3. Benchmark Senior Living
  4. Birch Hill Terrace
  5. Catholic Charities New Hampshire
  6. Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities
  7. Child and Family Services
  8. Boston Children's Hospital
  9. Concord Hospital
  10. Crotched Mountain
  11. Dartmouth College
  12. Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  13. Derry Medical Center
  14. Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation
  15. Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians & Surgeons, P.A.
  16. Easter Seals
  17. The Elliot
  18. Frisbie Memorial Hospital
  19. Genesis HealthCare
  1. Granite State Independent Living
  2. Havenwood Heritage Heights
  3. HealthSouth
  4. Healthy at Home, Inc.
  5. Hillsborough County Nursing Home
  6. Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services
  7. Laconia Clinic
  8. Laird Institute of Spa Therapy
  9. Lakes Region General Hospital
  10. Language Bridge, LLC
  11. Living at Home SeniorCare
  12. LNA Health Careers
  13. Lowell General Hospital
  14. Maine Medical Center
  15. Manchester OB/GYN Associates
  16. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.
  17. Merrimack County Nursing Home
  18. Mid-State Health Center
  19. The Moore Center
  1. Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services
  2. New London Hospital
  3. Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  4. New Hampshire Hospital
  5. New Hampshire Veterans Home
  6. Oceanside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
  7. Parkland Medical Center
  8. Pleasant Valley Nursing Center
  9. Regency Home Care, LLC
  10. RiverMead Retirement Community
  11. Sanctuary Care at Rye
  12. South Side Hospital, Bay Shore, NY
  13. Southern NH Medical Center
  14. St. Joseph Hospital
  15. The Edgewood Center
  16. The Second Step
  17. UnitedHealthcare Group

H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant Hospital Partners


The H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant is a $4.99 million grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. The Community College System of NH is an equal opportunity employer, and adaptive equipment is available upon request to persons with disabilities.