Quote from aslovacek
I was wondering if anyone knows of a good CNA program in the Valley (preferably sherman oaks/woodland hills/encino etc)
The only problem is I'm currently not working, and don't know how I could ever afford a vocational school. [...]
I'm so desperate. I'm currently living with my father, but this is only temporary, and must find a way to move and support myself. I really have no idea what to do. I need to find a way to
If anyone can help I would really, really appreciate it.
I am out in your area. There are some options.
1. The Jewish home for the Aged in Reseda and Tarzana started a nursing program (I think CNA and a LVN program) on their site. You may want to talk to them about their program.
2. If you are out of work, go to the local EDD/One Stop facility. I know there is one on Vanowen between Desoto and Canoga on the so. side of the street..about a block west of Desoto. Go to there orientation. They may have training funds available for people to get training to go back to work. You would have to talk to a specialist on the training (and if the funds are available) you would have to give specifics as to why you want the training, what you hope to get out of the program, what you will do with the training when you finish, what school you would like to attend. This specific type of program must use 'authorized' vendors; so you will have to work with them to find a facility. However, this kind of program takes a little time to get things rolling.
3. I took my CNA with Moorpark college. The cost was minimal. I think there is a CNA program at LA Valley. I don't know if the adult school across from Pierce still has their program. I, also, don't know if Pierce has a CNA proigram.
4. I think the Red Cross offers a CNA course but it will be more costly than a jr college or adult school.
All of these programs will get you to your goal. In the mean time, if you need employment, you could work as a caretaker. There is such a need. There are agencies that will place you in a home part time or full time..usually you are working with seniors. The pay is $8-10 an hour +/- :redpinkhe