Free Home Care Aide training available

Submitted by The Economic Development Council of San Juan County

The Economic Development Council of San Juan County, in partnership with Cornerstone Healthcare Training, invites County residents to receive free Home Care Aide training. Students will receive free training and financial support for the costs of the state’s application process.

HCA certification can help people earn a living while helping their neighbors. Working as an HCA can be a stepping stone towards other healthcare careers such as nursing or adult family home management. If you work part-time, seasonally, or freelance, you could gain income stability and flexibility by working as an HCA for a second income. If you work in personal care services, becoming an HCA would allow you to offer additional services.

Visit the EDC website ( to learn more. Spaces are limited so contact the EDC soon at Applicants must be San Juan County residents who are 18 years or older.

The EDC thanks PeaceHealth and San Juan County for grants that provide the major funding for the program, and Cornerstone Healthcare Training for in-kind support that makes it feasible. The EDC also thanks other donors and grantors whose support of the EDC’s Trades Training Initiative were critical to getting this program started.