HEALTHCARE

35,000

middle skill openings projected over 5 years

$29.27

median hourly wage for middle skill health care jobs

Nurse Aid Certification Program

$227,000 Investment

Students in the community-based nurse aid certification program provided by El Centro College are taught skills essential to the care of hospital patients and residents in long-term care.  Participants can earn up to four credentials—Certified Nursing Aid, EKG, Phlebotomy and Community Health Worker Certification– that provide an entry point to a variety of allied health and nursing careers.  Sharing Life Community Outreach provides support services so students have the necessary resources to complete the training program.  Watch how Sharing Life has opened doors to a real career and a brighter future for Keyuna.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

11,000

middle skill openings projected over 5 years

$29.11

median hourly wage for middle skill IT jobs

IT-Ready Initiative

$175,000 Investment

The Per Scholas IT-Ready Initiative provides technology job training, certification, placement and career development services in a rapid 8-week program.  Participants earn the Comp TIA A+ certification and are prepared for a variety of entry level positions in IT, such as data center technicians, desktop support specialists, IT support analysts and network field technicians.  In addition to financial grant support, Per Scholas receives human and social capital from United Way’s Ground Floor initiative. Watch how Per Scholas has opened doors to a real career and a brighter future for Alex.