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Women’s training programs start soon

The Center for the Women of New York (CWNY) is now registering trainees for the next session of its Family Day Care, Home Health Aide and Basic Computer Training programs that begin in May.

According to founder Ann Jawin, the group, which currently operates out of Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, runs the classes “To meet the needs of many women who have lost positions, wish to make a career change, or are returning to the workplace after many years.”

Basic Computer Training lays the groundwork for those who are new to computers – from basic terminology, turning on the unit and using the mouse to accessing programs and files – “to take them to the next level,” Jawin said.

The course fee is $50, plus $15 registration.

“We offer a number of courses that allow you to enter at an entry level but are also giving you the opportunity to continue studing and training and qualify for positions at a more advanced level,” Jawin said.

Home Health Aide Training is an opportunity to enter the field of health careers as a licensed Home Health Aide. The entry-level classes are supervised by the state’s Department of Health.

No prior experience is required to participate in this course; the registration fee is $25. Free training is available at some locations. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be assisted with job placement, according to CWNY.

The Family Day Care Training Program is designed to train and certify providers to care for children in their own homes and is given under the supervision of the state’s Office of Child Services.

It provides professional early childhood development training.

For new and existing family childcare providers, the 15-hour Health and Safety Training Competency Program registration fee is $25 and the training program costs $200. Opportunities are provided for reimbursement for applicants who complete the program.

CWNY is also offering the 30-hour course required for professional development for current family daycare providers to maintain their license.

For more Information About CWNY Training Programs, call 718-793-0672 or email centerwny@yahoo.com.

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