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CNA Career Pathway Program at Brio Living Services

Healthcare Industry

Home Care and Hospice

Organizations Involved

Brio Living Services

Occupations Involved

Nursing Assistants

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Providing educational opportunities for healthcare professionals to become more specialized in their occupation


Brio Living Services, a group of senior living services in communities in West Michigan and Metro Detroit, has a Caregiver Career Pathway program at a couple of their locations. The program pays for individuals who are seeking a second career and individuals who want to start a new career to become trained and certified CNAs, given that they work for a minimum of one year at one of the facilities. Brio Living Services pays individuals $10/hour for attending CNA training; pays upfront for their tuition, books and fees; provides a $100 gift card for scrubs and pays for individuals to take the state CNA exam. The goal of the Caregiver Career Pathway is to encourage more people to become CNAs by removing the costs of continuing education, training and certification.

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