John House named director of Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare program at Edmonds Community College

 
Edmonds Beacon February 8, 2011
 
John House is the director of a new program at Edmonds Community College — Creating Access to Careers in Healthcare (CATCH) — which will train low-income adults in Snohomish County to fill critical jobs in health care.

In October, the college received a $1.4 million federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for the first year of the CATCH program.

It will provide training to 500 low-income adults in Snohomish County for jobs in Allied Health professions (pharmacy technician, phlebotomy technician, EKG technician, clinical lab assistant, nursing assistant) over the grant period and prepare them to advance their careers in health care.

It is expected to become a model for Washington state.

House was most recently Director of Special Projects for the Center for Learning Connections at Highline Community College.

Previously he has worked on statewide projects training frontline staff for WorkFirst and developing job hunter curriculum for the Employment Security Department.
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