Photos Above: Recent graduate Kelsey practices CPR skills during the Sweetwater Area’s recent training, which included 10 women and 17 children. Holly celebrates graduating from the program with her son.

“2020 knocked me down more than once but gave me more reason to fight through this program and get the life I’ve been chasing and reaching for. Climb accepted me when I barely accepted myself.”

–Kelsey, 2020 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Graduate

The Sweetwater Area’s recent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is helping fill a high demand for healthcare workers in our community during the pandemic. The participants were provided with laptops, help accessing internet service, and IT support so that they could participate in the training and connect with each other. The virtual classroom created unique learning opportunities, including live instruction with trainers in remote locations, and both individual and group counseling. Graduation was also held online with several kids coming on screen at the end.


  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) testing and licensing
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 safety protocols
  • CPR certification
  • Interviewing and workplace professionalism

EMPLOYER PARTNERS: Able Hands, Best Home Health, Deer Trail Assisted Living, Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center, Sage View Care Center

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Photo Above: Heidi practices patient care during the Sweetwater Area’s recent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training at Western Wyoming Community College’s Green River Center.