Fit 4 Healthcare / Foundational Skills in Healthcare
Career Field: Healthcare
Adult Career Pathway: Healthcare – general
Type: Integrated education and training (IET) / Basic Skills
Prepares Students for: Consideration of careers in healthcare
Target Student Population: Educational functioning level of high intermediate ABE
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Course Description: A foundational training designed to inform participants about the healthcare sector. A job fair with healthcare providers is held as a culminating event. Participants earn First Aid and CPR certification. The course provides basic skills necessary to obtain a position in the healthcare sector and increases knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare-related skills.
Duration: 12 hours basic skills training + 30 hours workforce preparation/soft skills + 32 hours occupational training
Curriculum Materials: Eight detailed lesson plans, CCRS-aligned, with links to instructional materials, reference to specific pages of copyrighted instructional materials, plus five instructional items in the packet.
Curriculum Pluses: Qualifies as IET (in conjunction with job search and computer skill sessions provided by a Workforce partner). Detailed lesson plans follow best practice in IET and are CCRS-aligned.
Curriculum Drawbacks: Some lesson materials are drawn from copyrighted materials that an ABE program may not have; others are Pennsylvania-specific and will need to be modified for use in a Minnesota context.
Author: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Penn State College of Education
Penn State University