Health Education to Employment Pathways (HEEP) Project
CheckUP was recently awarded funding from the Queensland Department of Health for a Health Education to Employment Pathways (HEEP) Project.
The HEEP project will produce content for the development of an interactive website which will highlight vocational health career pathways for students and school leavers.
The purpose of the HEEP framework is to illustrate the diversity of health career opportunities ranging from entry level to more senior positions. The intent is to provide guidance to students that may be considering a career in health but are not sure where to start or whether they have the right skills, capabilities and qualifications.
The website will map career pathways for jobs which are currently experiencing growth or shortages, as well as those projected to be in demand.
In addition, the website will include a number of case studies where those who have commenced their health careers via a vocational education pathway share their experiences. Other content will include illustrations of patient journeys, which demonstrate some of the different roles involved in a patient’s care, and additional information in the form of statistics, infographics and links to resources.
This project is funded to 30 June 2019 and will be governed by an Advisory Committee and Reference Group comprising various clinical and industry stakeholders.