Sharing knowledge with adult learners

Elizabeth Miller Guthier, Executive Director of the Capital District Women’s Employment & Resource Center (WERC), shared her knowledge of resume writing and more with students in the Capital Region BOCES Adult Personal Care Aide/Home Health Aide/Nurse Assistant program summer class this week at the Career & Technical Education Center – Albany Campus.

It was the second time Guthier met with the students as she also helped them prepare for interviews and spoke about everything from proper dress to how to effectively communicate with potential employers.

Eight students are enrolled in the program which is a great starting place for individuals who would like to work as a supportive caregiver in a health care setting or pursue further education in practical nursing or other health-related disciplines.

Students learn total patient care in both the classroom and through off campus, supervised clinical experiences. Students prepare for the state-approved Personal Care Aide and Home Health Aide examinations, as well as the New York State Certified Nurse Assistant examination. Certification qualifies them to work in home, nursing home and assisted living settings.