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Innovations in Creating Access To Careers in Health Care

Dear I-CATCH students, alumni, supporters, and friends,

The time has come at last to say farewell, as the I-CATCH program has sadly come to an end effective September 29, 2021. It has truly been a pleasure and an honor to serve our community these last eleven years. 

We owe a debt of gratitude to far too many, including the staff, faculty, and leadership of Edmonds College and the HHS Division; I-CATCH staff past and present; our partners at Everett Community College, Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College, Workforce Snohomish, TRAC Associates, and Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest; and the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for eleven years of Health Profession Opportunity Grant funding and support.

Most importantly, we want to thank every single student who joined I-CATCH for your trust, hard work, participation in important research, and eagerness to begin a new career in healthcare or social services. We’ve heard from so many of you about the impact that I-CATCH has had on your lives, and your good work will continue to benefit the Puget Sound region for many years to come.

For our Edmonds College I-CATCH students who are continuing your education this Fall and beyond: Please remember that while I-CATCH is no more, there are many other programs and departments at Edmonds College that will continue to provide support to you as a student. This includes help paying for school, assistance navigating the challenges of your program and classes, and more. You can still refer to our Student Resources Page to help you know where to go if you have questions or need help. You are in good hands, and we know you will continue to thrive at Edmonds College.

In deep gratitude,

Your Edmonds I-CATCH Team