Financial Help My Be Available For Those In Everett Wanting To Train In Healthcare

April 1, 2018

Everett Jobs, Everett Schools


The program is looking for people from Everett to participate.

Got word from Russell Dorsey who is working as a recruitment specialist for a healthcare training grant program that is recruiting people in Everett and Snohomish County who have a low income and could use assistance in training to advance themselves. The program is known as I-CATCH (Innovations in Creating Access To Careers in Healthcare.) Here is what he passed along for those who may be interested.

I-CATCH (Innovations in Creating Access To Careers in Healthcare) is a study funded by the federal government, which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills to gain employment in higher wage earning fields in the healthcare industry that are expected either to experience labor shortages or be in high demand. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

Whether you want to attend Everett Community College, Edmonds Community College or Skagit Valley College, I-CATCH offers extra support for students enrolled into Healthcare or Health and Human Service programs. To find out what programs are available visit To find out if you are eligible to be an I-CATCH participant fill out the (no-obligation) screening application on the same site.

I-CATCH serves students with an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, factoring in family size. Citizenship status must be either U.S. citizen by birth, naturalization, or immigrant eligible for public benefits. Since certain crimes disqualify individuals from participating in clinical placements and ultimately from working with vulnerable populations, all I-CATCH applicants will be undergo a national background check as part of the application screening process.

Persons in Family/Household Size 200% Federal Guidelines
1 $24,120
2 $32,480
3 $40,840
4 $49,200
5 $57,560
6 $65,920
7 $74,280
8 $82,640

Services include, but not limited to:
• Tuition assistance
• Fees and supplies assistance
• Financial Aid assistance
• Wrap around support services
• Academic advising
• One-on-one tutoring support
• Social and crisis supports
• Transportation assistance
• Loaned laptop you can earn
• Digital Literacy resources
• Mobile WiFi hotspot for internet access
• Job development and coaching
• Employer-trusted career training

I-CATCH provides wrap-around case management support utilizing regional, community-based organizations, digital literacy and home technology, peer support, academic supports, proactive interventions to identify problems that keep students from completing, and advocacy to help students thrive in the college environment.

I-CATCH has only two years left of its five-year grant program and wants to be able to serve as many students as possible, in that time. If anyone wants to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, find out if you are eligible for the assistance that I-CATCH provides. Here is the link to their online application.


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