The Pierce County Health Careers Council (PCHCC) is the resource for health care career and workforce development information with members including private and public healthcare providers, long-term care facilities, labor, community and technical colleges and universities. This business-led, sector-specific council uses its collective influence and resources to respond to industry needs related to health care employment and training opportunities. 

The vision of the Pierce County Health Careers Council is to create a system that builds awareness of health care career opportunities and trains and connects a skilled workforce to health services providers in convenient, valuable and efficient ways.

Mission

Develop, implement and oversee collaborative strategies that ensure:

  • A sufficient supply of trained health care workers
  • Health services workers have the skill sets to provide quality care
  • Pierce County residents have access to industry-specific training that results in employment and career progression in health services
  • Health care industry has support and assistance to retain staff
  • Awareness of health care careers and training opportunities

Goals

  1. Develop and maintain public and private partnerships, adequate funding and other resources in order to implement goals and sustain strategies to respond to the health care industry’s needs.
  2. Analyze training capacity for sustainability at an appropriate level through traditional and nontraditional venues while maintaining a high quality of education.
  3. Improve retention within the health care industry by providing career opportunities and training.
  4. Maximize graduation rates from high-demand health care training programs while maintaining high quality of education.
  5. Increase understanding and awareness of health care careers among youth and underrepresented audiences.

Accomplishments

Health Care Career Coaching: Partnership with MultiCare Health System and Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community


Pierce County Heath Career Day:
 Hosts thousands of Pierce County high school students annually to learn first-hand about high-demand, high-wage health care careers.