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Our Free Healthcare Career Training Program

Dwyer Workforce Development empowers unemployed and underemployed community members to pursue life-changing careers in the senior healthcare industry by providing free healthcare job training and placement services, case management support, and need-based wraparound services to reduce barriers to employment that goes beyond the traditional classroom.

Are you interested in starting a career in the healthcare industry? No matter what stage of life you’re in, we’re excited to welcome you to become a Dwyer Scholar and accomplish your dreams! 

How Our Training Program Helps Job Seekers Succeed

Dwyer Workforce Development partners with organizations who share our commitment to providing comprehensive support to individuals who lack opportunity and aspire to pursue a career in the healthcare industry, alleviating a severe healthcare workforce shortage, and improving the lives of seniors.

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Free CNA & GNA
Classes

Wrap Around Services

Wraparound Services

Job Placement

Job Placement
Services & Case Management

Scholarships

Nursing School Scholarships & Continued Free Healthcare Training

Sustainable Workforce

A Life-Changing
Career Path

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Free CNA & GNA Classes

Wrap Around Services

Wraparound Services

Job Placement

Job Placement
Services & Case Management

Scholarships

Nursing School Scholarships & Continued Free Healthcare Training

Sustainable Workforce

A Life-Changing
Career Path

Dwyer Workforce Development curriculums begin with Dwyer Scholars completing a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) job training and certification program. The Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) job training and certification is the second of the two licenses included in this training program. A CNA needs their GNA certification to qualify to work in a long-term care facility (LTC) or nursing home. Our free CNA courses are offered at convenient locations in the communities we serve.

After working in the industry, we will work with Dwyer Scholars to advance in their careers through scholarships to achieve a LPN or RN license, or other healthcare careers.

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Free CNA & GNA Classes

Dwyer Workforce Development curriculums begin with Dwyer Scholars completing a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) job training and certification program. The Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) job training and certification is the second of the two licenses included in this training program. A CNA needs their GNA certification to qualify to work in a long-term care facility (LTC) or nursing home. Our free CNA courses are offered at convenient locations in the communities we serve.

After working in the industry, we will work with Dwyer Scholars to advance in their careers through scholarships to achieve a LPN or RN license, or other healthcare careers.

Wrap Around Services

Wraparound Services

We provide Dwyer Scholars robust wraparound services designed to remove systemic barriers to education and employment and make it easier for Dwyer Scholars to fulfill program requirements while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Wraparound services are offered on a case-by-case basis. 

Offered Wraparound Services

Grants  |  Housing Assistance | Transportation Stipends | Child Care Support | Case Management | Mentorship

Wrap Around Services

We provide Dwyer Scholars robust wraparound services designed to remove systemic barriers to education and employment and make it easier for Dwyer Scholars to fulfill program requirements while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Wraparound services are offered on a case-by-case basis. 

Offered Wraparound Services

Grants  |  Housing Assistance | Transportation Stipends | Child Care Support | Case Management | Mentorship

Job Placement

Job Placement & Case Management Services

Once Dwyer Scholars have completed the CNA/GNA training program, we connect them to rewarding jobs in the senior healthcare field. 

We proudly partner with the industry’s top senior healthcare organizations to give Dwyer Scholars the best opportunities for competitive compensation, benefits and career advancement.

After job placement, Dwyer Scholars work with a case manager to support job retention and help develop career plans and goals.

Job Placement

Job Placement Services Management Services

Once Dwyer Scholars have completed the CNA/GNA training program, we connect them to rewarding jobs in the senior healthcare field. 

We proudly partner with the industry’s top senior healthcare organizations to give Dwyer Scholars the best opportunities for competitive compensation, benefits and career advancement.

After job placement, Dwyer Scholars work with a case manager to support job retention and help develop career plans and goals.

Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships & Continued Free Healthcare Training

After completing certain goals in the workforce, Dwyer Scholars are awarded a full scholarship to achieve their Registered Nurse (RN) license or they can pursue other continued free healthcare job training.

Training can be focused on different healthcare specialty roles, such as medical technicians, patient care technicians, administrators and more.

Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships & Continued Free Healthcare Training

After completing certain goals in the workforce, Dwyer Scholars are awarded a full scholarship to achieve their Registered Nurse (RN) license or they can pursue other continued free healthcare job training.

Training can be focused on different healthcare specialty roles, such as medical technicians, patient care technicians, administrators and more.

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What is the Difference Between a CNA & GNA?

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Geriatric Nursing Assistants (GNAs) both perform essential nursing assistant duties, such as checking patients’ vitals, feeding and grooming patients, and managing patients’ documentation. Both work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN).

CNAs can work in many different healthcare facilities or healthcare settings, including home health. However, most states require job seekers to hold a GNA certification if they wish to work specifically in skilled nursing facilities and nursing homes. GNA certification widens a job seeker’s employment opportunities while further enhancing their expertise in the field of caring for older patients. 

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Current Program Locations

We are currently piloting our program in Baltimore, Maryland and will be expanding to other states over the next three years. Our CNA and GNA courses are taught at convenient partner locations that are easily accessible by public transportation.

The CFG Bank Classroom
at Living Classrooms 
1404 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

The Jack & Nancy Dwyer Workforce Development Classroom
at Living Classrooms 
1404 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

 
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Current Program Locations

We are currently piloting our program in Baltimore, Maryland and will be expanding to other states over the next three years. Our CNA and GNA courses are taught at convenient partner locations that are easily accessible by public transportation.

The CFG Bank Classroom
at Living Classrooms 
1404 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

The Jack & Nancy Dwyer Workforce Development Classroom
at Living Classrooms 
1404 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231.

 
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Get the Healthcare Career Training That Can Change Your Life

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Get the Healthcare Career Training That Can Change Your Life

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