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Career Pathway Program

Career Pathways Program (CPP) was developed to provide students with practical experience related to their classroom learning. Students enrolled in this year-round program may be eligible for either Community Classroom work experience credit or Community Service hours, based on successful completion of stated learning objectives and a passing grade.

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 Diagnostic Imaging Emergency Department and Surgical Sterile Processing.

Applicant Requirements:

  • High school or college student (minimum age is 15)
  • Ability to commit to a weekly schedule for a 6-month duration

Before placement, students will complete the following:

  • Program application
  • Informational meeting
  • Interview Packet
  • Background check
  • Employee Health screening
  • Volunteer 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 volunteer@svmh.com.