American Red Cross
A valuable international partner
From the beginning, the American Red Cross has been a very valuable partner to PCC Career Pathways VESL Training programs. They were an active partner in the development of the Health Care training, and an internship site every term for every class. A number of our VESL Health Care students have been hosted and hired by the American Red Cross. In the last two years alone, they have hosted nine interns and hired four graduates of the Health Care training. These students work in a variety of areas within the organization, including the Mini-Hospital and Special Projects. They have proven to be an excellent employer, offering superior benefits and a competitive starting wage. In addition, the American Red Cross also frequently hosts tours of its Portland facility for the VESL Health Care classes, allowing students the opportunity to view daily operations of a large, international medical facility. The relationship that has grown between PCC Career Pathways and the American Red Cross has proven to be advantageous for all parties involved.