Certified Nurse Assistant Program now Offered at the Center of Workforce Development

The Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board (BAWIB) will be sponsoring its first on-site Nurse Assistant Training Program on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Center for Workforce Development, 34 School St., Brockton.

Facilitated and delivered by the Academy for Healthcare Training, ten unemployed adults will be trained by highly skilled licensed nurses for future employment as Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA) and Home Health Aides. This state approved course will prepare participants to sit for the State Certificate exam and to work in the growing health care field.

BAWIB, CareerWorks, the One Stop Career Center, and the Academy For Healthcare Training have partnered to build up the CNA pipeline for local healthcare organizations by providing training to unemployed individuals.  The program will offer work readiness training in addition to one-hundred and twenty-two hours of healthcare training including CNA, Home Health Aide, CPR and Alzheimer’s Dementia Care training.

A second training will take place in late spring/early summer 2017.  All interested candidates should contact Ray Yancey at BAWIB at 508-584-3234 to learn more about the training program and the process for enrolling in the training.

This training is supported in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The AHEC Center is part of the MassAHEC Network.

BAWIB is one of 16 Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) statewide working to build links between the business community and the workforce.  The Boards oversee and implement workforce development activities in the Commonwealth. They are composed of private sector business people, labor, education, and community leaders, and serve as conduits for federal and state workforce development funds. BAWIB also help connect employers with job seekers and provides current members of the workforce, and those seeking employment, with the training they need.