Photo Above: Michelle gets the microphone to share her reflections on completing the Sweetwater Area’s recent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training. 

 Though many of the participants in the Sweetwater Area’s recent Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training were unemployed when they came to Climb, all of them have now started jobs in the community’s healthcare industry. These moms were hired into the workforce very quickly—a testament to their strong work ethic, compassionate caregiving, and willingness to quickly take on much-needed healthcare positions. During the program, the group received support in all areas of life, including group and individual counseling that helped them reduce the toxic stress of living in poverty and build skills for stability in work and life.

Photo Above: Cassie practicing one of the many clinical skills participants learned at Western Wyoming Community College for caregiver positions in long-term care facilities, home health care, and more.

 “Climb has helped us during the pandemic by training valuable healthcare workers who have ultimately been hired in our cardiology clinics throughout Wyoming. Every employee that we’ve welcomed onto our team has been an asset to our company.” 

-Vanessa Warner, Casper Cardiology in Rock Springs


 Participants in the Sweetwater Area’s recent program who were hired within one month following training to help meet the community’s high demand for healthcare workers.

 CNA Training Included:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 safety protocols
CPR and First Aid certifications
Public Health fundamentals
Life skills classes to prepare moms for long-term employment success (ex. problem solving, organization, time management, and planning)

Employer Partners:

Best Home Health
Casper Cardiology
Mission at Castle Rock
Sage View Care Center

Photo Above: Hannah and her daughter at commencement. Hannah’s job placement is with the Mission at Castle Rock.