Submitted by the San Juan County Economic Development Council.
Those seeking to enter health care careers, obtain side income while helping their neighbors, or boost personal care business are invited to get free Home Care Aide training through a program offered by the Economic Development Council in partnership with Cornerstone Healthcare Training. Students will receive free training, financial support for costs of testing, and counseling to fit HCA certification into a plan for financial success.
The EDC sees many ways that HCA certification can help people gain financial success. Those who want to enter other healthcare careers – such as nursing or even management positions – can work as an HCA to start up the career ladder and earn income at the same time. Those who work part-time, seasonally, or freelance could gain income stability and flexibility by working as an HCA. Those who are doing other types of personal care services already could earn more income by offering new services or by filling gaps between private clients.