Direct Care Workers: Welcome to The CAREer Path Initiative!
Congratulations! The home care agency you work for has recommended you for the CAREer Path Initiative. This initiative was designed for ambitious caregivers who are excellent at what they do and are motivated to expand their skill sets by pursuing higher education.
Your agency has made a commitment to provide upskilling opportunities for direct care workers (like you!) to continue growing their skills and improve their earning potential. To support their commitment to you, they’ve partnered with CareAcademy, their online caregiver training platform, to offer training that can be transferred into college credits.
The best part? Some of the training classes that are eligible for credits are already included in the required training you need to work for the agency. This means that once you finish the eligible training, you can continue working with clients while pursuing conversations with colleges who support these credits! More on that below.
We are so excited to have you join us. We at CareAcademy are committed to providing you with opportunities to continue expanding your skills and are pleased to be able to enable you to receive college-level credit for that training!
-The CareAcademy Team
Getting Started: Video
- How The CAREer Path Initiative program works
- Training requirements to earn college credits
- How to proactively pursue your next steps
Earning Credits at Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 88-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its campus in Manchester, NH. SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner, making them an ideal partner for this initiative. Don’t live in New Hampshire? Don’t worry! SNHU is one of the foremost online universities in the country meaning you can take classes from anywhere. (Though New Hampshire in the fall is quite lovely!)
Whether you have existing college credits or you’re just getting started on your educational journey, every credit is highly valuable towards the future you are building. In addition to prior college work and the credits earned as part of your training, SNHU will also review your life experiences and in many cases, be able to provide you lifelong learner credits as well.
Since all college degree programs require elective credits, the credits you’ve earned through your agency can be applied to a variety of programs—the career path opportunities you can explore are endless! To see some of the 200+ programs offered by SNHU, click here.
The advisors at SNHU are ready and equipped to help you build a customized plan that aligns with your goals as a learner, guide you through the admissions process, and help you gather everything you need to enroll in a program that’s best for you.
Once you’ve completed your training, you’ll receive an email from CareAcademy with next steps and how to get started with your conversations with SNHU.
Using Elective Credits at a University
1. Now that you’ve been nominated for this initiative, your agency has assigned you your training in your CareAcademy account. If you don’t see the training, email email@example.com.
3. Get in touch with an academic advisor at SNHU by submitting your information here.