Photo Above: Melissa and Delia, participants in Cheyenne’s recent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training, practice taking vital signs.
The participants in Cheyenne’s recent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training came to Climb Wyoming seeking fulfilling jobs with long-term opportunities for growth and advancement. They are ready for big life changes and are stepping in to fill essential healthcare needs in our community. To support this employment transition, staff worked closely with each mom on her personal mental health needs in addition to providing help accessing housing and other resources during the program. The moms in this group have now jumped into the workforce as caretakers with kind hearts and the desire to learn and grow into the future.
“I spent a lot of years taking care of my mom and felt like that was my calling, especially after having my own two kids. It’s something that I enjoy doing, and I want to help people.”
-Melissa, Cheyenne Graduate
Graduates in Cheyenne’s recent program who are continuing to grow and advance their healthcare careers after Climb by pursuing additional education and training opportunities.
CNA Training Included:
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 safety protocols
CPR and Basic Life Support certifications
Interviewing and workplace professionalism
Life skills classes to prepare moms for long-term employment success (ex. problem solving, organization, time management, and planning)
Aspen Wind Assisted Living
Affinity Family Practice
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
Humble Horizons Home Health
Point Frontier Retirement Community
Rose Rock Home Health
Photos (Top): Gunnar Malm, a Laramie County Commissioner, conducts a mock interview with Leiyshel to help her prepare. Middle: Melody and her children at commencement. Melody is now working as a CNA for Humble Horizons Home Health. Bottom: Molly and her son celebrate at commencement. Molly’s job placement was with Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.