HCC I am looking into, however with the current job situation unknown and me moving from that area to Central MA with in the past year. It all depends on where I can get a job. Example if I get a job in Southbridge area, I would consider commuting to HCC. If I get a job in Worc. then just forget it.
The Developmental Disability Job Plan did not work. One place seemed kind of shady. The other place was very nice and I would considered working there. FYI: Most of these DD Places, tend to only hire (in non nursing positions, which I went for) people going to school for social work or have an interest.
A lot of my nursing friends and or inactive nurses (LPNs, etc.) that I know who work with me at the Food Store are suggesting I go the CNA Route.
I think this is a good idea. The Red Cross course in Worc. could work if I use my charge card, to offset the expense until I get some cash from other sources. Plus I don't feel like in a job interview
dealing with "Well I never heard of this place, vs., oh you were trained at the Red Cross".
Free CNA Training you ask? well in RI these places are all over the place, problem is there home health agencies which want a 6 month. min. commitment.
Free CNA Training in Central MA, I have not found any place (worth going too that isn't a dump of a nursing home) that offers this.
I am well aware that I will not get into a Hospital Environment as a CNA without acute care skills and or acute care experience, thus I am going the LTC Route.