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A five-year Health Profession Opportunity Grant from the U.S. Department of  Health and Human Services, WATCH is administered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.

WATCH provides a variety of academic and social support services to income eligible individuals to enter or move up in the nursing or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) profession. Meeting local health care industry needs, the program increases skills, provides critical services and moves participants toward self-sufficiency.

WATCH helps supply the health care industry with qualified nurses and emergency medical professionals who are compassionate, skilled and dedicated.

WATCH Booklet August 2014

View the WATCH Project August 2014 book. 

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

WATCH assists students in preparing for careers as a:

 Direct Care Worker,
   Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA),
   Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN),
   Registered Nurse (RN),
   Emergency Medical Technician (EMT),
   Paramedic (EMT-P) or
   Pharmacy Technician.

To be eligible for WATCH, 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.
   Meet academic standards based on TABE assessment.

While enrolled in the program, WATCH participants:

 Receive career counseling during their training.
   Complete a PA-approved, nationally accredited nursing or EMS training program and earn their license.
   Continue to receive program support throughout their first six months of employment, easing the transition
    into self-sufficiency.

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

1 (855) 2 -WATCH-6    

A study funded by the federal government is being conducted to determine how training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, eligible applicants will be randomly selected to participate in the program. Not all eligible applicants will be chosen to participate in these opportunities, but will be able to enroll in any other community services or programs for which they qualify.

This web site was supported by Grant #90FX0011 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.