Karen Jones had been working in Information Systems at Partners HealthCare for a few years when she saw a system-wide email about the Partners in Career and Workforce Development program (PCWD) – a free job training and internship program – and she immediately thought of her son Zachary Cox and forwarded it to him.

Not only did that email engage Zachary in PCWD, but it eventually hooked his brother Kyle, too. Three years later, the Jones/Cox trio is keeping Partners HealthCare in their family: Karen and Zachary work in Partners Information Systems, and Kyle is a patient services coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Watch the Cox brothers' video below.

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About Workforce Wednesdays

Over the next several months, we’ll share a series of stories featuring outstanding employees from across the Partners HealthCare System. These success stories are shining examples among the 64,000 Partners employees who strive for excellence every day.

At Partners we are deeply committed to providing pathways for our employees that will help them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our workforce development programs help employees who want to begin or further their college experiences, grow their careers in science and health care, become an American citizen, or improve their understanding of the English language. These efforts help to develop a well prepared, engaged, and diverse group of workers that reflects the richness of the neighborhoods and patients our hospitals serve.

Topics: Clinical Training, Health Professions, Scholarship, Partners Corporate

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