CNX Foundation and UPMC Unveil New Healthcare Career Initiative

PITTSBURGH, PA – In a groundbreaking move, CNX Foundation has joined forces with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UPMC Orthopaedic Care to launch the UPMC/CNX M.O.V.E.S. initiative, a program designed to carve out new healthcare-focused career opportunities for students from the CNX Mentorship Academy. This initiative, focused on fields like oncology and orthopaedics, is set to create new avenues for success in the healthcare sector.

Expanding Career Horizons

UPMC/CNX M.O.V.E.S. (Motivation, Opportunity, Value, Experience, Success) is an ambitious program offering students entry-level positions in various healthcare roles, including radiologic technician, patient transporter and navigator, medical and nursing assistant, among others. This initiative is a significant step in exposing students to the breadth of career paths available in healthcare.

Mentorship and Career Development

Dr. MaCalus V. Hogan of UPMC emphasizes the importance of mentorship and career development opportunities that the initiative will provide. UPMC Orthopaedics and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center are poised to offer invaluable guidance and support, helping students navigate their way to successful healthcare careers.

Focusing on Underserved Communities

The CNX Mentorship Academy, a hallmark of CNX Foundation’s commitment, primarily assists high school seniors from underserved communities. The Academy’s aim is to foster career development for those not immediately pursuing a college degree. This partnership with UPMC is a testament to CNX’s dedication to creating tangible, impactful, and local community investments.

A Vision for Healthcare Careers

Dr. Stanley M. Marks of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center highlighted the critical need for trained young adults in healthcare, a sector with abundant entry-level positions that promise rapid advancement. CNX’s partnership with UPMC is set to fulfill this need, providing a structured path for young adults in healthcare.

Learn More and Apply

To discover more about the Mentorship Academy and the application process, interested individuals can visit