Fort Myers, Fla., May 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute, LLC (FCS) announced a dynamic new partnership that will help prepare a diverse population of students for employment opportunities and support them while they continue their education. Our partnership with Strayer University’s Grads to Work program will attract those interested in long-term employment in the healthcare industry who may not otherwise have the means to support their education and provide them with a pathway to a degree. non-clinical associate as they pursue their career goals.
Upon successful completion of a five-week workforce readiness course, candidates will initially be eligible to interview for open positions at Florida Gulf Coast locations. Additional positions will become available in the firm’s approximately 100 locations as the program expands. Those hired will pursue an associate degree with Strayer at no cost to them, while gaining work experience as patient service representatives. Additionally, FCS will provide mentorship opportunities. For FCS, this is an opportunity to employ diverse entry-level talent, which is critical, especially today as the healthcare market continues to experience staffing shortages.
FCS CEO Nathan H. Walcker said, “Our statewide practice is at the forefront of cancer care and clinical research. We believe the combination of employment and education opportunities will create tremendous opportunity and positive change in Florida communities.
The diversity, talent, skills and expertise of our team members are our greatest assets,” said Joyce Nelson, Executive Director of FCS. “Grads to Work will allow us to expand and diversify our talent pool to fill critical vacancies while providing a results-driven pathway to ensure students receive the foundation they need to thrive and grow in their career. future career.”
“We are thrilled to bring Grads to Work to a talent-driven organization like FCS,” said Andrea Backman, President of Strayer University. “Providing free pathways to a degree along with access to top employers can provide a unique opportunity for underserved young adults as they work to build their careers.”
FCS employs more than 4,000 team members at nearly 100 locations across Florida.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
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About Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a National Clinical Trial Participation Award, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private practice of oncology in Florida. Over the past 5 years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the United States have been studied in clinical trials with the participation of Florida cancer specialists. * Trained at prestigious medical schools and research institutes such as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, MD Anderson, and Memorial Sloan Kettering, our physicians are consistently ranked nationwide as top physicians by US News & World Postponement.
Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional, compassionate patient care driven by innovative clinical research, cutting-edge technologies, and advanced treatments, including targeted therapies, on genomics and immunotherapy. Our values are embodied by our exceptional team of highly trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute and Strayer University are partnering to create career opportunities for students while they graduate.