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County of Orange, Orange County Workforce Development Board, Futuro Health Announce Collaboration to Create Opportunity

In partnership with the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB), the County of Orange (County) has launched a new career initiative with Futuro Health to provide job seeker opportunities in high-demand healthcare occupations.

California’s projected demand for healthcare workers is currently at approximately 500,000 by 2024. Programs to be offered to meet the growing need include the following healthcare careers:

·  Registered Dental Assistant

·  Community Health Worker with Behavioral Health

·  Care Coordinator: Chronically Ill Populations

·  Care Coordinator: Behavioral Health Populations

Through this new initiative, participants registered through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will have free access to career training opportunities with Futuro Health and services offered through the Orange County One-Stop Center including:

·  Training in healthcare career pathways

·  Opportunities for job placement

·  Workshops on resume writing, interviewing techniques, and 21st-century career skills

·  Access to computers, internet, telephone, copier, fax machines, labor market information, and more

“We know adults are seeking to build skills that position them to move into good healthcare jobs and move up in this essential industry,” said Van Ton-Quinlivan, CEO of Futuro Health. “We’re pleased to join with the county public workforce system to bring opportunity to residents of Orange County through this important partnership.”  

For more information including how to become a WIOA member or register for the program without WIOA status, visit oconestop.com or call the Orange County Economic and Business Recovery Call Center at (714) 480-6500.

The Orange County Development Board, through the Orange County Business Service Center and Orange County One-Stop Center, offers comprehensive services such as hiring assistance, career transition services, and employment services to businesses and job seekers at no cost.

Futuro Health is a non-profit organization focused on improving the health and wealth of communities by growing the largest network of credentialed allied healthcare workers in the nation. Futuro Health believes that investing in education and skills training and retraining results in better paying-jobs for workers, better care for patients, and better workers for employers to hire. For more information on how your local organization can partner with Futuro Health, contact partnership@futurohealth.org

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