READYTOWORK Launches Initiative to Meet Demand for Pharmacy Techs in Texas

A social impact enterprise since 2006, Dallas-based READYTOWORK provides people with industry-backed certification training, livable wage jobs in supply chain and logistics, and ongoing professional development to support career trajectories.

A Dallas-based workforce development and corporate training provider has announced a new initiative and curriculum that focuses on healthcare technology and is prompted by a significant increase in the need for pharmacy technicians statewide.

The provider, READYTOWORK, said that the state of Texas is one of the largest employers of pharmacy technicians in the nation and that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the number of pharmacy technicians in the state will rise by nearly 20% by 2028.

“Texas has some of the greatest economic disparities in the nation, but we’re working to create more equitable opportunities for all through workforce development and training programs,” Christa Camp, president of READYTOWORK, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be able to launch this groundbreaking initiative that will provide Texans with the opportunity to gain access to higher paying career paths and livable wage jobs in healthcare technology.”

“But this is just the beginning,” Camp added. “Over the next several years, we’ll continue to expand our efforts to empower more Texans with good wages and high levels of professional development so that families and communities can benefit from upward economic mobility.”

A social impact enterprise since 2006, READYTOWORK provides people with industry-backed certification training, livable wage jobs in supply chain and logistics, and ongoing professional development to support career trajectories.

Offering free resources to launch new careers

READYTOWORK said it has developed a specialized training and certification program for career-ready pharmacy technicians. The six-to-eight-week free certification program provides extensive instruction on medication safety, patient communication, billing procedures, medication dispensing, and more.

It gives participants the certifications, skills, and confidence necessary to excel in their chosen field, the organization said.

Camp joined company in 2022 after long tenure at Teach for America

Camp was appointed President of READYTOWORK in 2022, following a long tenure at Teach for America, where she was responsible for strategic coordination between the national hub and five regional partners in Texas. That resulted in more than $17 million towards educational equity initiatives across the state.

“Christa’s extensive background in education gives her an in-depth understanding of how vital it is for people—particularly those who are unemployed or underemployed—to have access to meaningful opportunities that can help them build successful careers,” Tre Black, chairman of the board of READYTOWORK and CEO of On Target Supply Chain and Logistics, said in a statement.

Along with providing hands-on education opportunities via courses and workshops, READYTOWORK helps employers find quality talent by connecting them with job seekers who have successfully completed its training program.

READYTOWORK’s recruitment services offer employers access to pre-screened candidates ready to begin a new career with their desired skill set or provide additional support where needed.

The new READYTOWORK pharmacy technician training program is scheduled for launch this summer.

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