Poway Adult School offering free caregiving classes

Poway Adult School is offering free caregiving classes, thanks to a $500k grant from the State. The goal is to help business partners get trained and certified people to enter the industry and secondly, to help people who are currently at home caring for a loved one.

As the population ages, “there is a shortage of caregivers in our community,” said David Guzman, Assistant Director of Poway Adult School. “There is a long list of people waiting for caregiver support but there’s a void.”

Poway Adult School is trying to fill the gap by providing free caregiver training and certification along with incentives. The school is offering to pay a state registration fee and a LiveScan fingerprinting fee for students who participate in the Home Care Aide Registry, which is a national database for caregivers. The school is also able to provide vouchers for scrub clothing and transportation, while the state is providing additional incentives for employees to complete training and remain employed in the field.

The primary Home Caregiver Certification Course is a free 7-hour class that is available online either in the morning during the week or in the evening during the week. Or students can choose to attend an in-person class one day per month on a Saturday at the Poway Adult School campus, 13626 Twin Peaks Road. The classes are open to anyone in Poway, San Diego, and surrounding communities.

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For more information on enrolling in this free program, visit the PowayAdultSchool.com website or email instructor Michele Blanchard at [email protected]. Registration is now open for the free classes.