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ISIS Project – Instituto del Progreso Latino: Carreras en la Salud Program

This profile provides an overview of one career pathways program, Carreras en Salud (Carreras), designed and operated by Instituto del Progreso Latino (Instituto), a nonprofit organization located in Chicago, Illinois. Carreras was established to help low-skilled Latinos gain the necessary skills to move into Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) positions. Through a series of courses that include both basic skills instruction geared specifically for those interested in nursing occupations as well as health care training, Carreras is designed to provide participants with a clearly articulated pathway to progressively more skilled and higher paying jobs in the nursing field. The program also provides an array of services to support students while they attend classes

OPRE – Career Pathways Program Profile: Instituto del Progreso Latino, Carreras en la Salud Program