Marie is interested in becoming a nursing assistant, but she isn’t sure. “I don’t know where to start,” she says. “Do I need a college degree? Do I need to take a test? Is this even the right career for me?” The steps for becoming a nursing assistant can be very confusing. They are difficult to figure out alone.
The Community Learning Center (CLC) has two programs to help people train to be a nursing assistant. One program is for people who are learning English. Students in this program study vocabulary for health care in English. The other program is for Cambridge residents that don’t need to learn English. Students in both programs learn job readiness skills and get help finding a job in healthcare.
Marie came to an information session for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training program at CLC. Marie was excited to find out that our advisors had answers for her. She asked her questions, “I really want a new a job, but will I need to spend money for training? How am I supposed to do that?” She learned that CLC's training programs are both free. Marie decided to apply for the CLC's CNA training program.
Many other caring people like Marie have come to CLC in a similar situation. “If you are interested in the medical field, CNA can be a starting point," said Lim Sim Sarah Chiu, who is a recent CLC graduate. "I am grateful the CLC CNA training program invests in people like myself who are looking to learn, grow, and help others. Finishing the CLC’s CNA program secures a start in healthcare careers!”
Do you know someone who is thinking about becoming a CNA? Tell them about our programs!