Grow Your Skills, Boost Your Future AND get paid for learning!

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Enrollment in classes opens May 22, 2023, with classes starting June 5, 2023. 

Career Building Training Program
  • Free Courses – both online and in-person 
  • Incentive payments up to $3,500 
  • Only non IHSS Workers eligible (CA requirement)   

Grow your career, develop your skills, and provide greater quality for those in your care. This CalGrows training program was designed for in-home and community-based caregivers of older adults and people with disabilities. 

If you are a case aide/care manager, activities coordinator, care coordinator, Community Health Worker or employed by an Area Agency on Aging, this program is for you.  

Training is the first step in becoming a billable Community Health Worker, Care Manager, or Case Aide. 

Choose from two tracks: 

Skill-builder track for those looking to enhance existing skills: 

  • Asynchronous online (required Zoom discussion group) – learn at personal pace. 
  • Build on existing experience with classes – add to existing skills.
  • The learner is paid by the state for taking classes on top of their current hourly wage. 
  • Choose from 23 different training courses.

Community Health Worker Training (16 weeks on average): 

  • Asynchronous online (required Zoom discussion group and deep dives practicing CHW skills) – learn at personal pace. 
  • Online Zoom meetings for interaction with instructors and other students.
  • Four key modules: General intro to CHWs; Foundational info for CHWs; Skills for CHWs; Community Health Worker Best Practices. 
  • Incentive payments available, based on time spent learning. 

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