technology in partnership with community colleges to help them align their program offerings with demand. “It’s very new, but I think it has a lot of potential,” she said.

Finally, a question about guidance for students who do not know what kinds of programs and jobs are available led Flynn to mention two efforts: a program to train counselors to make them more aware of career opportunities, and a virtual career network for health care that will provide information about education providers and job opportunities. Skillman added that the Area Health Education Centers, which began in the 1970s to help support primary care physicians in underserved areas, have evolved to promote career pathways across the spectrum of the health workforce. “This is very much part of their mission.”



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