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CVS Workforce Center Mock Pharmacy

Healthcare Industry


Organizations Involved

CVS Workforce Innovation and Talent Center

Occupations Involved

High school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


CVS Health opened up a Workforce Innovation and Talent Center (WITC) at the Detroit headquarters of Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit to offer skills training, job placement, and community health services for the Detroit Metro community. One feature of the WITC is a mock pharmacy where students can train. In an effort to decrease the shortage of pharmacy workers in the area, CVS is offering a 6-week internship program to 20 Detroit high school students to teach them how to work in a pharmacy at WITC. Students get hands-on experience working in a retail pharmacy while serving patients in the community. The goal is to encourage the internship participants to ultimately go to pharmacy school and practice in Detroit.

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