Whether at the El Campanil Theater, at Mt. Diablo Adult Education, or over Zoom, Opportunity Junction students have been turning tassels. In April and May alone, the Healthcare Career Pathways (HCP) and Administrative Careers Training (ACT) programs helped celebrate the achievements of 36 graduating participants.
The HCP program’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) students saw two separate graduations. The first took place on April 13 for our second Antioch-based CNA class; the second ceremony was held on May 6 for our sixth Mt. Diablo Adult Education (MDAE) CNA class.
The CNA training program offers motivated job seekers the opportunity to enter the healthcare field, earn a higher wage, and access pathways to greater economic success. The program, in partnership with MDAE and Empowered Aging, includes 12 weeks of CNA training, life skills training, hands-on clinical experience, job placement assistance, and long-term alumni coaching.
On the ACT side, 12 participants from Class 67 are set to graduate on May 27. The grads will continue their internships while seeking employment. The ACT program helps job seekers successfully launch a variety of administrative careers. The program combines computer training with life skills, paid work experience, counseling and support, job placement assistance, and long-term alumni support. The training phase of the program is 12 weeks long, and the paid internship lasts for up to four months after that. Graduates typically enter employment as administrative assistants, clerks, and other office support positions.
Way to go, grads!