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CCA provides a free pathway to a well-paid career with advancement! Our free training is available to eligible nursing home workers who are part of the SEIU 2015 bargaining unit. Known as “The Education Fund,” this benefit is a part of the CBA (union contract) for nursing home workers to enhance and advance in their careers leading to higher earnings.

CNA Registered Apprenticeship Program

Earn wages while you learn on the job and train as a nurse assistant at no cost to you.

LVN Registered Apprenticeship Program

Take the next step in your nursing career and become an LVN.

Restorative Nurse Assistant

Advance from CNA to RNA for a skilled nursing facility

Continuing Education

Take CEU (similar to in-service) classes to help meet requirements for license renewal.

Director of Staff Development

Give your career a boost with a Director of Staff Development certification.

Food Handler and Food Safety

Learn food safety principles, contamination prevention, and recognizing causes of allergic reactions

IV Therapy and Blood Withdrawal

Gain core skills and ability to start and infuse intravenous fluids and withdraw blood.

Activities Resources Membership

For activities assistants, gain access to a subscription-based website offering ideas and resources.

High School Diploma/Equivalency

Obtain your High School Diploma/Equivalency (GED, HiSET)

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for training?

You can enroll in the classes if you are a nursing home worker in California and part of the bargaining unit with SEIU Local 2015.

Are the classes free?

Yes! Training and support services are offered at no cost to workers through the Education Fund that is included in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the facility and SEIU Local 2015.

How do I enroll?

Please fill out our Inquiry Form to see if you’re eligible for classes (if you have the Education Fund in your CBA). You can also contact your Education Fund representative or email edfund@advancecaregivers.org

Do you offer CNA certification?

Yes, we do! We offer a pathway to CNA certification at no cost to eligible SNF workers through our CNA Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP), which allows workers to get paid for their hours in the classroom while they work as nursing aides during the course of the training program. The apprenticeship guarantees a job as a CNA at a participating skilled nursing facility once the worker passes the state certification exam.

How do we get the Education Fund at our facility

Ask your union representatives or your bargaining team to include the Education Fund in your contract.

Laura Garcia,
CNA

“This was a terrific program and it changed my life for the better.”

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