By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky
Waystar, a leading provider of healthcare payments software, has announced the launch of the $250,000 Waystar Scholars Mentoring Program in partnership with Jefferson Community and Technical College. The program will provide eligible students with free training and educational programs that have the potential to improve career opportunities in the healthcare technology industry.
The Business Imperative
For companies at the forefront of innovation, searching for candidates across the full talent spectrum and cultivating diverse workplaces is a business imperative. According to a National Human Services Assembly study, mentorship programs have the potential to improve representation, contribute to a diverse talent pipeline and boost businesses’ bottom line.
About Waystar Scholars Mentioning Program
The life-changing program will support eligible students earning an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer and Information Technologies over the course of two years. During that time, students will have access to:
- Dedicated Success Coach and Jefferson Advisor: Enhanced student support will help students overcome barriers and lead to greater overall program success;
- Waystar internship opportunities: Students will be able to gain hands-on experience in the field of healthcare technology;
- Robust mentorship from Waystar employees: Waystar employees will be paired with Jefferson students to provide a unique opportunity for students to create meaningful connections with IT professionals;
- Post-graduation support: After students earn their associate degree, they will continue to have access to dedicated career coaching and planning.
Now Accepting Applications
Jefferson students can apply for the Waystar Scholars Mentoring Program by applying on the College’s website (https://jctc.me/Waystar) through January 11, 2022. The program will serve 20 students to start.