What is Career Launch?
At Akron Children's Hospital, we recognize that there are far too many barriers keeping talented people out of the medical field. That's why we created the Career Launch program. By removing the financial worry of a return to school, employees and community members can build skills that will put them on the path to a stable career with advancement opportunities.
Read on to learn more about this unique and innovative program.
Career Launch offers educational opportunities in the following fields:
- State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
- Medical Assistant (MA)
- Licensed Practical Nursing – Home Care Division (LPN)
- Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
- Registered Respiratory Therapist
- EEG Technician
- Polysomnography Technician
- OR Technician
- Cardiac Sonographer
- Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
- Medical Laboratory Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
- Sterile Processing Technician
With Career Launch, you get more.
At Akron Children’s Hospital, we’re committed to serving the greater communities around us to build a team of professionals through our Career Launch program. We work with several schools that offer various degrees and certificates, allowing for students to pursue their passions in a multitude of areas. And, with new program tracks continually being added, as well as comprehensive financial/well-being benefits, Career Launch is designed for participants to thrive—now and in the future.Program benefits:
- We prepay all costs for tuition, uniforms, books, supplies and equipment
- We offer transportation and child care assistance (when needed)
- We pair each participant with a mentor selected for their expertise
- You’ll receive post graduation job placement at Akron Children’s Hospital
Hear it firsthand
Watch the video below for an overview of our two pathways to graduation, Career Launch and Career Launch Plus.
We look for candidates who strongly possess traits that align with our three promises:
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Preparing to Launch – Enrollment Process
If you’re ready to launch your career with us and grow professionally, we’re ready to talk to you. Applying for Career Launch involves more than just filling out an application. To make sure candidates have considered the investment in time that the program will demand and the possible directions it will take their career, we’ve designed the following steps:
Career Launch in the News
“They are very family oriented. And they want to make sure that you’re doing well for yourself, so you can do your best ability at your career; be your best.”
Career Launch Plus Student
“When I found out the Career Launch Plus program covered childcare costs and tuition, I figured it had to be too good to be true. I didn’t have any reservations about committing to Akron Children’s for three years because I want to work for a company that takes care of its people and is invested in my future.”
Pharmacy Technician, Career Launch Graduate 2022
“Career Launch is a great opportunity if you want to further your education or change career paths. Be a part of a program that will help you be successful.”