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The WATCH Project Continues!

The Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit is pleased to announce that the WATCH Project has been approved to continue through September 2020.

The project is supported by a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families .

We will provide updates on our progress as we transition into the next generation of WATCH.

The WATCH Project provides a variety of academic and social support services to income-eligible individuals to enter or move up in a high-priority health care career. Meeting local health care industry needs, the program increases skills, provides critical services and moves participants toward self-sufficiency.

The WATCH Project helps supply the health care industry with qualified caregivers and nursing professionals who are compassionate, skilled and dedicated.

2015 HPOG Compendium of Promising Practices

The WATCH Project was featured in the
2015 HPOG Compendium of Promising Practices
for the program's work to increase
TANF recipient participation and success.

See pages 16 - 18 in the compendium.

The WATCH Project services are available to participants in the following ten-county area:
  Centre Columbia
 Clinton Lycoming
Montour Snyder   Union

The WATCH Project assists students in preparing for a career as a:

 Direct Care Worker (DCW),
   Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA),
   Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN),
   Registered Nurse (RN),

To be eligible for the WATCH Project, all potential participants must:

 show their income is below the self-sufficiency standard in their home county,
   be a U.S. citizen or eligible to receive federal benefits and
   meet academic standards based on TABE Survey assessment.

While enrolled in the program, WATCH Project participants:

 receive career counseling during their training.
   complete an employer, state or nationally accredited training program
    and earn their license or certification.
   continue to receive program support throughout their education and beginning of employment,
    easing the transition into self-sufficiency.

Contact:      CSIU WATCH Project         90 Lawton Lane         Milton, PA 17847               

(570) 246 - 5944

This web site is supported by Grant #90FX0033 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS.