Each year in August we look forward to greeting our teachers and counselors to a sort of welcome-back-to-school event that provides free resources and tools for the classroom. We couldn't be more pleased with the turnout of more than 60 educators, counselors and health pathway administrators from both San Bernardino and Riverside counties - more than half of whom had never attended an IHPC Resource Day before! That means the word is out about how beneficial this free event is to health pathway educators, and we are offering a second date of September 15th! RSVP to https://ihpc-resourceday-september2017.eventbrite.com
What happened: We had a packed agenda but the day flew by as we laughed, learned, and dug into all the free materials available for student learning. A few new items this year - a brand new Community Resource Guide, LIFE program training materials, and classroom posters for Clinical Lab Science and Pharmacy. Maureen Sinclair, CCPT grant Project Director, gave a great presentation on articulation, concurrent, and dual enrollments and Avanté Simmons, Inland Empire Deputy Sector Navigator and Regional Director for the Healthcare Workforce Initiative (HWI), told us about the new soft skills curriculum they've titled: Hi-Touch Healthcare Soft Skills - The Critical 6. Other soft skills training programs were introduced as well. We did say it was a packed agenda right? Tim Vasquez, Workforce Development for San Bernardino Community College District, shared information on the workforce readiness credential, and IHPC staff presented on the compression-only CPR training (now available to teachers and classrooms), pipeline development, the pre-internship program, industry reports, the new IHPC resource library, and much, much more. The day was studded with door prize giveaways, games, food, and snacks.
If you have colleagues whom you feel would benefit, please ask them to RSVP before September 7th - seats are filling up fast!