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Free Job Training for Community Health Workers


CUNY Career PATH is a low-to no cost program funded by the grant program of the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training, also know as TAACCCT.

In order to ensure career advancement and successful college transition, CUNY Career PATH participants are given career-focused academic and English language skills instruction, job training leading to industry-recognized credentials and college credits, academic advisement, career counseling and employment assistance.

Medicine and Public Health - Sketch of exhibit on disease, Digital ID 1677819, New York Public LibraryHostos Community College, City University of New York, provides a Community Health Worker Program which trains community residents of South Bronx and Northern Manhattan who meet the eligibility requirements to join the healthcare workforce as Community Health Workers.

Community Health Workers are public health professionals who help bridge gaps between different populations and healthcare or social service systems by providing outreach, basic health education, referrals and follow-up service, case management, advocacy and home visiting services.

The training consists of 120 hours centered around community health worker core competencies, and contemporary health issues such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease and chronic disease self-management.

An additional 30 hours are devoted to help participants with their academic skills in reading, writing and math.

Following the classroom training, participants will spend 30 hours shadowing experienced community health workers as part of their practicum.

Participants will earn 9 credits toward a Community Health A.S. (Associate degree in Science).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adult, 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated academic and/or English language instruction needs
  • Interested in getting a college degree
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Unemployed, a dislocated or TAA-eligible worker, or a worker at risk of losing a job or seeking career advancement.

Upcoming information session dates.

Tuesday, May 14     10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21     10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4      10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 11    10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, June 18    10 a.m.-1 p.m.

For more information, please call 718-518-6831
Hostos Community college is at 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451.

If you want to learn more about free job training programs, please visit Job Search Central at 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street.


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I was acting about this

I was acting about this program a few months ago, and I was ed told I wasn't eligible to for it. I was shocked and disappointed because the above requirement fits what I'm going through right now being Unemployed over a year now. I wondered if things has changed in these past few months to be able to get into the program?

I am disappointed at this program

I was disappointed to know that some people don't qualify for this program because their writing or math is not perfect. It's unfortunate that to work in the helping profession they are looking a the WRONG QUALITIES AND SKILLS!!!! I know some compassionate individuals that want to help people and "didn't qualify"

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