On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Jefferson College of Health Sciences and the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region 5 Adult Education Programs hosted a completion celebration for adult English Language Learner students finishing the 2016-17 HandsOn Healthcare program.
The two organizations established the HandsOn HealthCare partnership to provide healthcare learning modules for adult English Language Learners (ELL). The modules include basic information and hand-on activities in topics such as hand hygiene, human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, vital signs and other patient measures, professional communication and an introduction to several healthcare careers. These modules offer ELL students the opportunity to gain knowledge, literacy and skills which could potentially lead to employment in the healthcare field.
In October 2016, 24 adult ELL students from 13 different countries began the HandsOn HealthCare modules and 18 have successfully completed all five modules (seven classes and 20 hours of class time) in May 2017.
Congratulations to everyone!