Nurse Aid Certification Program
The Nurse Aid Certification partnership is providing technical training and supportive services to students pursuing credentials to become Community Health Workers, Certified Nursing Aides, Phlebotomists, and EKG Technicians. Initial training is over an eight-week period and participants receive the certified nursing aid certificate upon completion. They are then able to continue and earn additional certificates. Sharing Life Community Outreach provides services such as transportation, clothing, and childcare to help students’ complete training and retain employment.
IT-Ready Initiative partners with the nonprofit organization Per Scholas to help workers earn their A+ and Network+ certifications in eleven weeks, free of charge. These certifications qualify the students for a variety of middle-skill computer support positions with an average salary of $20.30/hour. Dallas’ information technology sector is expected to grow by 7 percent between 2013 and 2018, and help desk jobs are the largest middle-skill occupational area in IT, accounting for 65 percent of middle-skill average annual openings. This partnership offers critical training and an industry-recognized credential.