Career Builders In Health-New Program 2018

Waterbury Youth Services to Jump-Start Careers in

Health Care for Young People

About The Program

The health professions are a major growth sector of the economy. The demand for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) continues to rise. At the same time, successful CNAs are well-positioned to further their educations and become Physical Therapy Assistants, Nurses, Paramedics, Pharmacy Technicians, and other health professionals with associate degrees.

To help young adults jump start their careers in health care, Waterbury Youth Services recently launched Career Builders in Health. Supported by the Northeast Regional Workforce Investment Board, this new program is designed to help young adults 16-24 years of age earn a CNA certificate, secure a job, and receive on-going support to further their career in health care.

Waterbury Adult Education will be a leading partner in this program. Their curriculum will incorporate classroom learning with clinical experience in a local nursing home.

WYS has begun the recruitment phase of Career-Builders in Health, which is completely free of charge to eligible participants but limited to eight young adults. To qualify, participants must be 16 to 24 years old, not enrolled in an educational program and unemployed or underemployed in minimum-wage jobs.

Earn A CNA Certificate

Secure A Job

Further Your Career

Career Builders In Health-New Program 2018

Benefits To Eligible Participants

Job Readiness: all-expense paid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program

Job Support: participants are paid for completing internships, team projects, CNA job searches and job placement

Post Secondary Education Support: participants are paid for job shadowing nurses, paramedics, physical therapists, and pharmacists

After Job Placement

Career Builders in Health will provide mentoring and peer support to enhance on-the-job performance. Additional workshops and personal counseling will guide participants toward a two-year medical training program of their choice.

Waterbury Adult Education will be a leading partner in this program. Their curriculum will incorporate classroom learning with clinical experience in a local nursing home.

WYS has begun the recruitment phase of Career-Builders in Health, which is completely free of charge to eligible participants but limited to eight young adults. To qualify, participants must be 16 to 24 years old, not enrolled in an educational program and unemployed or underemployed in minimum-wage jobs.

This program is made possibly by the Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board