Career Pathway: Personal Care Aide

18:55 22 September in News

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Class Starts: Monday, October 3rd @ 3:30pm
Westminster High School Campus – Room A1 – 14325 Goldenwest Street
Instructor: Alan Bell 

This fall, HBAS is offering a Personal Care Aide training course. Personal care aides give assistance to people who are sick, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or elderly and fragile.  As the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age, the demand for personal care aides is growing rapidly.

How high is the demand locally?  HBAS Jobs Developer Arlene Flores has already made connections with three home health providers who are “really excited about our program.”  In fact, these companies are ready and waiting to hire our Personal Care Aide students!

Connecting students to jobs and further education is a key goal for our school.  While open to everyone, the Personal Care Aide Course is designed as a pathway to employment for our higher level ESL students. To best prepare our level 3-4 ESL students, HBAS is pairing the Personal Care Aide course with a specialized ESL course.

This course is also a great first step (and resume builder) for students interested in the health care field.  Students may start in Personal Care, and then decide to continue their training to become a medical assistant, pharmacy technician or nurse.

We are excited to offer this new pathway to our students…especially when there is a job at the other end.  Enroll today!

 Personal Care Aide Class 
– Class Schedule: Oct. 3 – Dec 15th, Mon-Thurs, 3:30pm-5:30pm
  – Early Bird Price: $389 (by Sept 26th)
  – Regular Price: $419 (after Sept 26)

Please contact Instructor Alan Bell with any questions: abell@hbas.edu.  

Briana Madden is a teacher and “field reporter” for the HB Adult School.  She meets with staff and students to learn about the programs offered and share stories and new opportunities with the community.