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C2 Pipeline

Wayne State University's College of Nursing

State Department and Agencies

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

High school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issue Addressed

Attracting individuals who have not yet entered the workforce / labor force to work in a healthcare profession


C2 Pipeline is a program through Wayne State University that has three goals: to increase high school graduation rates, improve academics and help ensure students are college and career-ready. C2 Pipeline has centers for after-school programming in 24 Metro Detroit schools - after-school programming operates for 32 weeks during the school year and it includes tutoring and STEM career exploration. C2 Pipeline also offers six weeks of summer programming for students on Wayne State's campus that helps students to experience what college is like while participating in curricula in a variety of topics, including healthcare and STEM. The ultimate purpose of the program is to encourage students to pursue a future career in STEM or healthcare.

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