In 2011, Henock Celestin decided that he wanted to jumpstart his educational pursuits. He learned about the pre-college preparatory classes offered through Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital where he has worked for 8 years. In July of 2012, Henock completed the pre-college classes, which taught him skills in math, reading/writing and communication, teamwork and conflict resolution.

Today, Henock is a Technician in Central Sterile Processing at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and is enrolled part-time in a surgical technician program. Ultimately, his goal is to continue his education to become an OR nurse. “The work I am putting in now is extremely challenging, but it will lead me to many successes in my life, and that is the greatest legacy I can leave for my children."

Watch Henock’s 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, Diversity and Inclusion, Partners Corporate

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