The CLS Pathways Work Team develops and implements strategies to:

  • Advance career pathways for Clinical Lab Scientists; and
  • Address the needs of healthcare employers by increasing the training capacity for Clinical Lab Scientists.

The Team will have achieved its purpose when: 

  • Develop strategies to advance CLS training and improve regional hiring and retention of CLS.
  • Local residents have increased opportunities to pursue and advance in clinical lab science careers.


  • Develop regional CLS pathway and improve hiring and retention methods in the field
  • Develop partnerships and systems to train Clinical Lab Scientists 
  • Identify and address barriers to training and employment opportunities
  • Actively participate as a productive team member
  • Track performance of CLS-related training programs 
  • Build and monitor CLS training capacity in the Northern San Joaquin Valley

Current Projects

  • CLS Assessment of clinical training sites
  • Training partnerships