Thinking of a Career Change for 2014? Gateway Makes It Easier Than Ever with No Cost Training!

Monday, December 23, 2013

The following training programs offered through The GREAT Center are available at no cost. Act quickly: Spaces are limited!

Patient Care Technician — Patient Care Technician Certification is comprised of three classes: Certified Nurse Aide, EKG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. All three classes and clinical rotations are required to earn the Patient Care Technician Certification. Other requirements include high school diploma or GED; reading and math assessments, background checks and drug screening. [Learn more]

Professional Food and Beverage Server — A professional server has the opportunity for unlimited income, flexible hours, and a job that offers career advancement. Train in a field where personnel can expect to earn $15-$20+ an hour, gain hands-on work experience such as customer service, professionalism, Point of Sales, styles of service, etc. and earn two national certifications, ServSafe Food Handler® and ServSafe Alcohol®. [Learn more]

Community Health Care Worker Training – A Community Health Worker or CHW is a front-line worker who serves as a liaison between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve quality and cultural competency of service delivery.  The most common job duties include assistance with access to medical services, community advocacy, assistance with non-medical services, case management and providing social support to community members.

  • Community Health Care Workers are known by many different names, for example, Community Care Coordinator, Community Health Educator, Community Worker, Outreach Specialist, Outreach Worker, Patient Navigator, Community Health Representative and Promotor de salud. 
  • Skills required for employment are communication skills, interpersonal skillsconfidentiality skillsknowledge of the communityorganizational skills and knowledge base of health.
  • Employers who hire Community Health Care Workers are non-profit organizations, local health departments and government agencies, community-based organizations, home care agencies and hospitals.

Full time workers with some education can expect to make between $30,000 and $45,000 per year.  The higher the education level, the higher the wage. Medical background increases wages as well.