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Apprenticeship opens new CNA jobs in Maryland

Posted on November 6, 2017

A new apprenticeship will create more CNA jobs in Maryland.

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani and the Department of Aging’s Quality and Compliance Specialist Michelle Glidden continued the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Transitional Paths to Independent Living (TRPIL) Community Services in Washington.

Deputy Secretary Cipriani announced approval of the Certified Nursing Assistant in a Home Care Setting (CNA/HCS) apprenticeship to assist individuals with disabilities by providing competent personal care and promoting healthy living and safe environments in homes and communities. The program is a partnership between TRPIL Community Services, the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania.
“The Wolf Administration supports the growth and expansion of apprenticeship programs as a tool to create a pool of high-skilled, qualified talent for employers,” said Deputy Secretary Cipriani. “The apprentices we met today have a unique opportunity to train in a home-care setting and gain valuable hands-on experience that will provide them with the necessary skillset to meet the regional employment needs of employers upon program completion.”
The Wolf Administration established the Apprenticeship and Training Office last year to support and expand apprenticeships.  Programs registered through the office provide employer-driven training to create a more productive, diverse, highly skilled workforce for employers and to help reduce employee turnover. Job seekers received increased skills, and a nationally recognized credential to support future career advancement and increased wages.
Since the office was created, 2,606 new apprentices and 77 new registered apprenticeship occupations statewide have been created.
Deputy Secretary Cipriani and Ms. Glidden were joined by representatives from the Department of Human Services, SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the Fayette County Career and Technical Institute, the Westmoreland Fayette Workforce Development Board and the Southwest Corner Workforce Development Board.
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