WCC Offering Personal Care Aide Training

December 22, 2017

Wayne Community College will offer a set of courses that prepares students to be personal care aides.

Phase I: Introduction to Direct Care will run 1-5 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 22-31.

In the introductory class, students will complete career exploration and self assessment, review job skills such as time and stress management, teamwork, and professionalism, and learn CPR for the lay person, as well as focus on job readiness.

Phase II: Direct Care Basics builds on the Phase I class. It is set for 2-5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesday, Feb. 5-April 11.

“Direct Care Basics” focuses on non-nurse aide personal care tasks and additional 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.

Personal care workers tend to individuals of all ages who have chronic illnesses or physical, mental or development disabilities.

These courses prepare students to apply for positions with local employers or serve as independent providers. Those who successfully complete Phase II will earn a Personal Care Aide/Direct Care Worker Certificate.

The $70 fee for the Phase I class and $180 fee for the Phase II class 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 or with any question about these courses.

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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