When a Scioto County resident lost her job due to layoffs, she turned to the Community Action Organization of Scioto County for assistance.


CAO of Scioto County has developed a Workforce Connections employment and job training program that offers valuable job training assistance to help low-income and unemployed residents get the training they need to start a stable career. This laid-off worker, through CAO of Scioto County’s program was able to receive training to be a State Tested Nursing Aid (STNA) at Scioto County Career Technical Center.

“[CAC of Scioto County] gave me the chance to get training in a new career,” the Scioto County resident said. “[Without the training they provided] it would have been rough to find a decent job.” This thankful resident completed her training in November, passed her state test in December, and found a new career as an STNA with a local nursing and rehabilitation facility in January. “The people that worked with me were great,” she said. “I think this is a great program. More people need to use it, and appreciate it, and take it seriously.”

For more information about Community Action programs in your area, visit www.oacaa.org. Note, not all Community Action Agencies offer job training programs.

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