IMPACTJobs and Unemployment

Making healthcare employment accessible for young adults

By September 12, 2015July 26th, 2016No Comments

Charlottesville, VA- IMPACT worked for three years to move the area’s largest employer to address the fact that young adults were three times more likely to be unemployed than anyone else in the community. After making commitments at the 2013 Nehemiah Action, UVA Medical Center is investing approximately $218,000 to engage and hire unemployed and underemployed 18-25 year-olds.  

Students will get full tuition for 8-week Certified Nursing Assistant Training (Institution has 95% success rate), a day-to-day stipend, workplace readiness and other soft skills training, and peer mentorship. Upon successful completion of training, graduates can begin work at UVA Medical Center with an average salary of $12.99/hr, expecting a 6% raise in 12 months.