Back in November, the APCA/SC AHEC wrapped up our first Integrated English Training PATH Academy, in partnership with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP). The course was a great success – with almost all program finishers finding employment as Direct Support Professionals at the conclusion of the program. This training provides pre-employment training and opportunities to individuals who are English Language Learners. Participants completed Basic Life Support (CPR), Mental Health First Aide, Professionalism in Health Care training, and more. We expect to have a second cohort this spring.

As of this writing, all program participants are still employed.