Community Health Worker
The CHW program capitalizes on the linguistic and cultural assets of multilingual learners, or English Language (EL) students. These students are uniquely suited for the role due to their ability to bridge language and cultural gaps between healthcare providers and underserved or marginalized populations. The CHW programs recruit students from all career academies at WHS who want to play a vital role in helping people.
Schedule: Summer, Fall & Spring Classes
Location: Waipahu High School
Certification: Certificate of Competence in CHW
Cost of Program: Free (normally $495/course but grants will pay for the courses)
Benefits: Dual credit (4.0 grading scale), participate in KCC commencement ceremony in May, projected average wage: $17.30/hr (Hawaii Data)