Better Occupation Outcomes with Stimulation Training (BOOST)

Six colleges in Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina will implement BOOST: Better Occupational Outcomes with Simulation Training -- New Pathways to Healthcare Careers BOOST's short-term, stackable certificates will be replicated at six colleges to demonstrate how a well-structured program for entry-level healthcare workers guided by employers and infused with technology leads to higher credential completion and worker retention rates in a variety of socio-economic or geographic locations. The focus of BOOST is the TAA students's; acquisition of education (guided by their work interests) and skills (including workforce readiness skills) that will enrich each participant's chances of employment and quickly prepare them for re-entry into the labor force. While there are many student support activities in place at each college, the BOOST activities target the completion of academic goals that have as their focus employment driven skills and education. BOOST utilizes a strong on-line component with reduced time to completion. Many students must travel great distances to attend classes, so much of the content will be delivered or reinforced online. Students served by BOOST have financial constraints as well as work commitments and family obligations. Students can gain a certificate within two semesters and immediately be employable as their skills align with the employer-defined competencies and needs. BOOST will serve a total of 2,016 TAA workers and other adults learners through innovative course delivery methods, new applications in simulation technology including 3D/Visual Reality, alignment with employer partners and real-time student services. These program elements will show a 75% employment rate among and a 80% credential attainment rate among completers.

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