SCAP's HPOG Career Readiness class sessions run for three weeks, from Monday-Thursday. If you have questions or want to enroll, visit SCAP at 914 Albany Street, Schenectady, or call 518-374-9181.
Present proof of a high school diploma or GED (If not, ask about SCCC's GED/ABE class. Students are selected on a case-by-case basis.)
Meet Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) requirements
Pass criminal history background check with no criminal history
Proof of current physical
Current immunization records including 2 PPD’s (Tuberulosis Skin Test)
Be drug free
Meet household income eligibility requirements (TANF or 200% of poverty)
Overview of HPOG
SCAP provides a three-week career readiness program for students prior to entering certification classes at SCCC. Additionally, students benefit from SCAPs ongoing case management support and expert job placement and retention services.
The classes focus on career planning, soft skills workshops, computer literacy, and prepares students for one of the following healthcare professions:
HPOG is a 5-year grant for $11.2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant is implemented in partnership with SCAP, Albany Community Action Program and Schenectady County Community College (SCCC). This program meets an emerging workforce need in the health care industry, as well as stimulates economic development locally.
HPOG program is a demonstration project funded by the Federal government. The primary goal of this project is to provide training and support to help people improve their skills and find better jobs. In order to learn what works, the Federal government is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for HPOG to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in HPOG, but will be able to enroll in any other services programs for which they are eligible.
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