Overview of Career Readiness
Students will attend SCAP's three-week career readiness program that is geared toward a healthcare career prior to entering certification classes at SCCC.
Career readiness prepares you to meet the challenges to today's job market and succeed. Services are individualized as well as group-focused and workshops include:
- examination preparation
- time management
- provlem solving and decision-making
- understanding boundaries between work, home and family
- work ethics
- resume and cover letter writing
- job search strategies
- self assessment process that helps you examine your skills and identify your goals
Training Certificates Offered
Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) combined wtih Personal Care Aide (PCA) - Performs tasks involving the personal care of residents in long-term care skilled nursing facilities. The seven-week course includes classroom learning and lab training with a minimyum of 30 hours of clinical rotations.
Home Health Aide (HHA combined with Personal Care Aide (PCA) - Ideally suited to those wishing to work with clients in their homes. It consists of a four-week, 75-hour training with hands-on experience in a home-or assisted-living setting.
HPOG is a 5-year grant for $11.2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant is implemented in partnership with SCAP, Albany Community Action Program and Schenectady County Community College (SCCC). This program meets an emerging workforce need in the health care industry, as well as stimulates economic development locally.
HPOG program is a demonstration project funded by the Federal government. The primary goal of this project is to provide training and support to help people improve their skills and find better jobs. In order to learn what works, the Federal government is conducting a study requiring every person eligible for HPOG to be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in HPOG, but will be able to enroll in any other services programs for which they are eligible.