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LHWOC Hopes to Combat Shortages in Health Care

LHWOC Hopes to Combat Shortages in Health Care
Latrobe Bulletin:  Officials recently held a ribbon-cutting event and open house at the
Laurel Highlands Workforce & Opportunity Center, Inc., at 310 Donohoe Road in Hempfield Township.

LHWOC is a nonprofit organization and a private licensed school by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. LHWOC is partnered with Excela Health Medical Group to help fill clinical medical assistant positions throughout the group.

“Utilizing the Manchester Bidwell Corporation method, and they’ve been around for 50 years and using that model, we went around to area companies to see what the needs are, recruit students and train them with externships,” said LHWOC CEO/President Greg Daigle. “In Westmoreland County, health care is the largest employer, and manufacturing is second. We met with Excela in 2019 and they helped us write three programs.”

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