Dwyer Workforce Development


Dwyer Workforce Development Celebrates 86 CNA/GNA Training Program Graduates

Dwyer Workforce Development (DWD), a leading nonprofit committed to bridging opportunity gaps and addressing healthcare workforce shortages, is proud to announce the graduation of 86 individuals from its Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) Training program. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, November 30th, at 1:30 p.m. at the historic Baltimore War Memorial.

In collaboration with It Works and Goodwill Industries, the Fall Graduation marks a significant milestone for the Dwyer Scholars who have completed the rigorous CNA/GNA Training program. These graduates are now poised to contribute meaningfully to the healthcare industry, addressing the critical shortage of skilled professionals and enhancing the lives of seniors in our communities.

Distinguished guest Tisha Edwards, MSW, JD, Secretary of Appointments under Governor Moore, will address the Scholars and share insights on the importance of their contributions to the healthcare sector.

“We are overjoyed to celebrate the graduation of these 86 amazing individuals. Their CNA/GNA Training program completion not only signifies their hard work and commitment but also highlights the impact of ongoing collaborative partnerships. Together, we look forward to continuing our journey of empowering individuals, fostering growth, and making a meaningful difference for Baltimore,” said Barb Clapp, CEO, Dwyer Workforce Development.

Dwyer Workforce Development’s mission is to provide comprehensive support to individuals seeking opportunities in the healthcare industry. Over the years, DWD has served over 2000 individuals in Maryland, Texas, and Florida. The organization not only offers free CNA training and job placement services but also extends wraparound support, including financial assistance for housing, childcare, transportation, and more, based on individual needs.

Each Dwyer Scholar works closely with our dedicated case managers to advance their healthcare career goals. Dwyer Scholars receive ongoing support to remove barriers and pursue progressive career growth, contributing to a sustainable solution for the healthcare workforce shortage.

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our Scholars at the Fall Graduation on November 30th at 1:30 pm at the Baltimore War Memorial. For more information about Dwyer Workforce Development and its impactful programs, please visit www.dwyerworkforcedev.org.