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Paid Health Care Training Available for Young Adults

August 1, 2006

Out of school youth ages 18-21 can receive free training from Atlantic Cape Community College in conjunction with Job Connection, a partner of the Atlantic County One Stop System, to become certified nurse aides. ACCC will hold information sessions during August to provide more details for prospective students.

Students who complete the six-week program will be prepared to sit for the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services written exam and skills evaluation.

Becoming a certified nurse aide is the first step for many careers in the healthcare industry. CNAs are eligible for employment in long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, adult medical day cares and some hospitals. Many facilities offer tuition reimbursement plans that will enable CNAs to further their education in nursing or other allied health positions.

Training will take place at Meadowview Nursing Home in Northfield and Crest Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cape May Court House.
The certified nurse aide training is unusual in that the training is free, trainees are paid for their time in the classroom and on-the-job training, and their transportation, uniforms and textbooks are provided. Some assistance for childcare is provided.

For dates and locations of information sessions, call (609) 343-4808 or (609) 463-4774, ext. 4808, in Cape May County.

The program is funded by a grant from The Youth Investment Council (YIC) of the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board (WIB).