Everyone is trying to make a buck selling training services to a population that makes minimum wage. Together, we knew we could make a big impact by delivering free training.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 21, 2016
myCNAjobs and 'In The Know' are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership to offer complimentary online caregiver training and CNA CEUs to bring more education and awareness to an underserved market at no charge.
A limited supply of caregiver workers is the top reported threat to business growth for home care and senior care providers across the nation. In a traditionally low-paid, high-stress environment, companies are struggling to meet recruitment demands.
"There's a clear shortage of qualified workers to meet the demands of our aging population," comments Brandi Kurtyka, CEO and Co-Founder of myCNAjobs, a leader in caregiver recruitment for the senior care industry.
To meet growing demands, senior care providers are scrambling to find more employees, including retirees, new moms, retail and fast food workers, and veterans, often with no healthcare experience.
"As an industry we need to come together to attract more caregivers into the profession and ensure they are properly trained," adds Kurtyka. "We partnered with 'In The Know' as they share our belief in providing free training to service this growing demand."
"I met the Founders of myCNAjobs at an industry event and together, we learned we had a shared vision," comments Linda Leekley, RN, CEO of 'In The Know', a leading caregiver training provider for nearly two decades. "Everyone is trying to make a buck selling training services to a population that makes minimum wage. Together, we knew we could make a big impact by delivering free training to caregivers looking to explore the profession for the first time or CNAs who need continuing education to meet state CEU requirements," adds Leekley.
Through the caregiver training programs now available on myCNAjobs, powered by 'In The Know', people have access to a library of online training courses that meet federal requirements as well as CNA CEU requirements in 46 states. The courses cover a variety of topics from learning the basics of the profession to more advanced topics like understanding Alzheimer's disease and providing best-in-class end of life care.
"Through this partnership, we're thrilled to have the opportunity to invest in caregivers’ professional development to position them for successful careers in caregiving,” adds Leekley.
About myCNAjobs & 'In The Know'
myCNAjobs is innovating the way healthcare companies hire and caregivers find work. Home care agencies, nursing homes, and assisted living communities recruit qualified aides efficiently through a suite of digital and career fair tools. Caregivers, CNAs, and Home Health Aides easily connect with local jobs, career fairs, scholarships, and resources to build a schedule to fit their needs with a tech-powered platform.
'In The Know' has focused on the learning needs of nursing paraprofessionals since 1998. By publishing both classroom-based materials and e-learning modules, In the Know remains dedicated to developing quality paraprofessional inservice solutions for health care organizations.