Although she was glad to have a job in the cafeteria at UW Hospital & Clinics, Alexandria Booth wanted to explore career opportunities in other areas of the hospital. She wanted more responsibilities and room for advancement, but Alexandria wasn’t confident she had the necessary qualifications for other positions. That’s when her former boss, Bonnie, told her about the School at Work (SAW) program. Alexandria took Bonnie’s advice and applied for the program.
Through the SAW program, Alexandria gained the necessary skills to use the hospital’s computer system. She took classes in math, reading, health care and career-planning, while also expanding her knowledge in anatomy, medical terminology and resume writing. The SAW program helped Alexandria become stronger in her current role and seek out new employment opportunities at UW. She now has a much-improved resume and a great new job as a scheduler in Women’s Health.
"Dream Achievers!" awards recognize professional and personal accomplishments in the health care industry. The awards are part of a nationwide contest sponsored by Catalyst Learning. Catalyst Learning is a leader in healthcare workforce development with an emphasis on strengthening the front-line workers employed in entry- and mid-level positions.
Employers nominate employees for the “Dream Achievers!” award based on an employee’s continuing efforts towards professional education and career achievement, as well as serving as an inspiration to coworkers and members of the community. Nominees were selected through an online voting process hosted by Catalyst Learning.