Career Pathway Program
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Career Pathway Program

Career Pathway ProgramThis new approach to student volunteering places the emphasis on learning job skills applicable to any future career. Career Pathways Program (CPP) was developed to provide students with practical experience related to their classroom learning. Students enrolled in this year-long program may be eligible for Community Classroom work experience credit, based on successful completion of stated learning objectives and a passing grade. Community Service hours are not awarded for students eligible for school credit.

This is an outstanding opportunity for high school and college students to experience what it is like to work inside a hospital, featuring three pathways:

  • Business services
  • Retail management
  • Clinical services

In the Retail Management Pathway students learn about retail sales, marketing, merchandising and buying. The Business Services Pathway provides experience in the areas of receptionist, computer, office machines and light clerical support. The Clinical Services Pathway offers opportunities in departments such as surgery, diagnostic imaging and nursing services.

Applicant Requirements:

  • High school or college student (minimum age is 15)
  • Ability to commit to weekly schedule

Before placement, students will complete the following:

  • Program application
  • Informational meeting with parent or guardian
  • Placement interview
  • Background check
  • TB screening
  • Program orientation
  • On-the-job training

For more information about the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System Career Pathway Program and Exploring Post, contact the Volunteer Services Department at 831-755-0772 or