Pathways to Health Care Workforce


Pathways to Health Care Workforce (PHCW) is a health career pipeline program for current graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates under age 26. College is a great opportunity, but let’s be honest, it might not be the best option for everyone right out of high school. PHCW provides students not ready or interested in attending college right after high school an opportunity for employment and career exploration at a health care organization.

Accepted participants are required to attend at least 3 workforce development sessions. During the sessions, participants gain valuable skills necessary for successful employment and learn about the numerous opportunities available in the health care field. Participants will receive training in these key areas:

Identifying an Entry-Level Position(s) of Interest
Assistance Applying for Entry-Level Position(s)
Developing Successful Interview Techniques
Career Exploration
Financial Literacy

Pathways to Health Care Workforce will guide participants through the entire application process. Once employed, participants will continue to receive career coaching and be encourage to further their career in the health care field.


Note: Acceptance into VCU Pathways to Health Care Workforce does not guarantee employment. Applications submitted through this website are for consideration in the PHCW program, not VCU, VCU Health or its partners. All services are free to participants. 

Application Process

 To learn more about the program, please contact Harrison Hayes at or 804-828-6345. If you are eligible for the program and ready to start the applicaton process, please review the APPLY section below. You will be directed to the Pathways to Health Care Workforce Application.

Please allow 3-5 business days for application review, after your applciation has been reviewed you will be contacted for a meeting with the Program Director to disucces program expecations. After your accpetance, you will be notified of an orientation date.


Current or recent high school or GED graduate under age 26
Resident of the Greater Richmond Region 

The application for Winter 2019 is now open! Please click on "Apply" to complete our application.





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