Members of the School of Care, Red Cross partner representatives, Spring Hill Manor hosts and ambassadors of the Greater Chamber of Grass Valley were on hand for the inaugural ribbon cutting for the new Nurse Assistant Training Program, which will begin Jan. 27, 2014. The program is designed to provide meaningful, in-demand jobs for Nevada County. The training program is the first phase of a more ambitious plan to provide trainings, such as home health aids, certified medical assistants, etc. The program also hopes to provide continuing education units for professional health providers, in-service trainings for long-term care facilities and more. Once settled in its own building, School of Care’s goal is to become a home to showcase the many alternative health practices offered in Nevada County. School of Care’s intention is to be a sanctuary that teaches and supports the art of care.
“The School of Care is about teaching and supporting the skills and art of care from cradle to grave,” said Una Kobrin, MFT and acting director of SOC. “We are held in the care of others in myriad ways, from baby-sitting and child care to end-of-life care,giving. How can we raise these standards of care? How can we support those significant people who provide care? The School of Care has organized with this intention.”