Catalyst Learning enhanced their non-clinical solutions with additional tools and resources to support hospitals with filling in-demand jobs, retention, and preparing employees for college.
In another collaborative product development effort with customers, CLC partnered with long-time SAW customers AtlantiCare, Mercy (St. Louis) and TriHealth to build, test and launch CliMB® a scenario-based on-line approach to building professionalism and essential workplace skills for entry-level employees.
Catalyst Learning celebrated 25 years of providing training and professional development to businesses across the nation.
HCA began its national rollout of the Charge Nurse Leadership Certificate initiative, engaging thousands of nurses who would become prime candidates for upward mobility. The Veterans Health Administration, another large customer, begins piloting the “Veteran School at Work” program to help homeless veterans connect to employment.
CLC collaborated with long-time customer HCA to help first-level supervisory (charge) nurses development leadership skills to match their clinical acumen. Research was conducted with HCA and 30 other organizations, courses developed, piloted, and introduced.
CareerCare® was developed in in 2009 in response to increasing interest in nurturing the potential of employees and promoting from within. In 2010: SAW 2.0 was released and the 10,000th SAW student from the University of Missouri Healthcare System enrolled. In 2011 CLC shifted its focus to helping customers navigate workforce development priorities brought on by the Affordable Care Act ECHO 2.0 was released for mid-level employees, followed shortly by the production of CAPS educational seminars.
Between an industry shift and technology changes, “Hospitality Television” no longer made sense as a name. By 2005, healthcare became the single focus for CLC.
A grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration funded migration a to healthcare-specific, employer-centered model.. and national hospital customer base . The unique post-grant sustainability strategy, employer-funded purchases, was achieved. CLC’s academic partner in development of the healthcare curriculum was Anne Arundel Community College of Maryland.
School at Work – a career-development system that addresses the unique challenges of entry-level employees – was tested through a partnership with Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville, KY and funded by KY Adult Education. Success in these satellite-tv delivered trials demonstrated that with employer support, distance learning could produce solid outcomes for entry-level workers.
Originally called Hospitality TV, CLC was founded as a distance-learning company. Educational content was delivered via satellite to clients such as Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Marriott Hotels, the National Restaurant Association and the American Culinary Federation. Catalyst Learning also formed its first public-private partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges to create the National Video Communications Network (NVC).