Monday, July 29, 2019 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews
Loyola University Medical Center was recently awarded a $250,000 grant from Illinois AmeriCorps to provide eligible Maywood residents with Certified Nursing Assistant training.
The AmeriCorps grant will cover 5 full-time trainees and 20 part-time trainees, who, along with CNA training, will receive the required uniforms, equipment and a living stipend. They also may be eligible for healthcare and childcare coverage, depending on their income.
“These members will provide service by supporting patient care at Loyola Medical Center,” according to an AmeriCorps statement.
During an interview last week, Loyola representatives said that once the AmeriCorps members complete their training at Loyola, they’ll earn a CNA certificate that’s good anywhere in the United States, except Tennessee and North Carolina.
“The goal of the grant is workforce development and to help members of the community learn skills they can take anywhere,” said Debbie Brill and Amy O’Malley, program directors for the AmeriCorps grant. “This partnership between Loyola and the Maywood community benefits; Maywood residents with their new skills, Loyola with a pipeline of potential new employees and most importantly the Loyola patients.”
Brill and O’Malley said that applications for the training program won’t be posted on the AmeriCorps website, where community members will be able to apply for the 25 spots, until Sept. 1. In the meantime, interested applicants should email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. VFP
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