New Program Home Health Aide

Penn Foster Offers New Program for Careers in High-Growth Field of Home Health Care

February 07, 2017

Penn Foster Launches New Career Pathway to Train Workers for Home Health Aide Careers

SCRANTON, PA, (February 7, 2017) — Penn Foster Career School, a leading skills training provider focused on improving employability for workers across a range of in-demand fields, announced the launch of its new regionally and nationally accredited Home Health Aide Diploma Program. Designed to provide individuals with the foundational skills needed to work in the field of home health care, the new program is offered online by Penn Foster and through its partnering organizations.

The nine-course Home Health Aide program will teach students how to assist clients with activities of daily living in the home or community setting, including monitoring and reporting changes in a client's health and becoming an instrumental part of a home care team working in an at-home or community-based setting. Students will complete a required 40-hour externship prior to graduating from the program, allowing them to gain first-hand work experience in the direct care (or home care) field.

"There are significant employment opportunities in the field of home health care," said Dara Warn, Chief Outcomes Officer, Penn Foster. "This fast-growing field is projected to grow by an astonishing 38% by 2024, which is much faster than average for all occupations. Our new Home Health Aide program aligns to, and even exceeds the minimum Federal requirement for Home Health Aide training, and also requires students to secure a 40-hour externship to gain hands-on experience. Our rigorous program is designed so students feel confident that they'll have the required skills to succeed in this great career choice."

About Penn Foster
Students, employers, and partner organizations rely on Penn Foster to build the skills and knowledge to power the 21st century workforce. For over 125 years, Penn Foster has been dedicated to helping people lead more meaningful and productive lives and to improving social outcomes through education. Penn Foster provides career pathways for opportunity youth and adult learners through diverse and affordable online diploma, certificate, and degree programs, offered via its high school, career school, and college. With more than 44,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster's online and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced, competency-based model wrapped by comprehensive academic, professional and personal support and coaching. For more information, visit http://partners.pennfoster.edu/.

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Advance CTE Fall Meeting

Baltimore, Maryland
Meet with Penn Foster at the Advance CTE Fall Meeting to learn more about our online education and skills training solutions and our work with hundreds of workforce training organizations and colleges across the country.

October 16-18, 2017

ASA Staffing World 2017

Chicago, Illinois
Stop by Booth #303 at Staffing World, the largest convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry, to learn more about Penn Foster’s online education and skills training solutions.

October 24-26, 2017

 

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