New Hampshire's Source for Highly Qualified Healthcare Professionals
Over the last 3 years, MCC's H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant has advanced the skills training of approximately 1,000 existing healthcare workers, provided training opportunities to over 250 unemployed and under-employed New Hampshire residents, and assisted 140 unemployed and under-employed program graduates secure good paying jobs.
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
NH labor market statistics indicate the potential for NH to add 20,000 healthcare jobs by 2018. The H-1B ICU Healthcare (Investing in Career Upgrades for Healthcare) Skills Training Grant will provide a portion of the financial resources needed to educate and train new and/or existing healthcare workers to:
- Upgrade existing skills to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry
- Train eligible unemployed/underemployed individuals for good paying careers in the healthcare industry
The grant can support training that leads to certification, licensure and/or degrees in areas of critical need (see examples below). A "Career Coach/Job Placement Coordinator" will help the unemployed/underemployed participants prepare for success in their chosen career paths and will assist them with their job search.
All services provided to the unemployed/underemployed from the H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant are provided free to enrollees and participation in this H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant is not restricted to low income individuals.
Over 257 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
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:
- Pre-Screened. Contact us for recommendations on candidates that meet your specific needs.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ready to Meet the Expectations and Requirements of New Hampshire's healthcare employers!
- 'Soft Skill' Super Stars ready to build collaborative relationships with healthcare colleagues and those that you serve.
- Part of Our Team! We support our participants after they begin employment, offering ongoing professional development services to ensure their success.
Listed below are some of the local and regional employers who have hired H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant participants.
- A&A Languages, LLC
- Ascentria Care Alliance
- Benchmark Senior Living
- Birch Hill Terrace
- Catholic Charities New Hampshire
- Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities
- Child and Family Services
- Boston Children's Hospital
- Concord Hospital
- Crotched Mountain
- Dartmouth College
- Derry Medical Center
- Dover Center for Health & Rehabilitation
- Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians & Surgeons, P.A.
- Easter Seals
- The Elliot
- Frisbie Memorial Hospital
- Genesis HealthCare
- Granite State Independent Living
- Havenwood Heritage Heights
- Healthy at Home, Inc.
- Hillsborough County Nursing Home
- Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services
- Laconia Clinic
- Laird Institute of Spa Therapy
- Lakes Region General Hospital
- Language Bridge, LLC
- Living at Home SeniorCare
- LNA Health Careers
- Lowell General Hospital
- Maine Medical Center
- Manchester OB/GYN Associates
- Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.
- Merrimack County Nursing Home
- Mid-State Health Center
- The Moore Center
- Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services
- New London Hospital
- Newton-Wellesley Hospital
- New Hampshire Hospital
- New Hampshire Veterans Home
- Oceanside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
- Parkland Medical Center
- Pleasant Valley Nursing Center
- Regency Home Care, LLC
- RiverMead Retirement Community
- Sanctuary Care at Rye
- South Side Hospital, Bay Shore, NY
- Southern NH Medical Center
- St. Joseph Hospital
- The Edgewood Center
- The Second Step
- UnitedHealthcare Group
H-1B ICU Healthcare Skills Training Grant Hospital Partners
- Elliot Health Systems, Manchester
- Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua
- Catholic Medical Center, Manchester
- Concord Hospital, Concord
- Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia
- Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover
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.