Make a Career of Caring for Others

September 25, 2017

Individuals with a passion for assisting others with daily activities and self care can parlay that interest into a career through a Wayne Community College course.

“Direct Care Basics” prepares students to be personal home care aides. It will be taught 2-5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 9-Dec. 18.

The course focuses on personal care tasks and soft skill development. Students receive an introduction to basic nurse aide skills, functional concepts within the nurse aide role, enhanced soft skills training, and career counseling.

The $180 fee can be waived for qualifying individuals who are unemployed, underemployed, or have received notice of layoff or pending layoff. Contact Alison Sanford at 919-739-6926 or ajsanford@waynecc.edu to determine eligibility for the waiver.

WCC’s Workforce Continuing Education Services is providing this non-credit course through its Human Resources Development (HRD) program. HRD provides employability skills training and career development courses for adults who are trying to find employment, transitioning back into the workforce, or working to redefine their professional vocation in today’s global market.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves around 12,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 70 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.

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