The Southland Health Careers programs are designed to provide the technical skills and knowledge to become successful in the student’s healthcare field of choice. Programs include Certified Nurse Assistant and Clinical Medical Assistant.
The Forum offers two computer lab locations providing area residents with instructor-led and self-paced computer training classes at no charge. These computer labs are also available for general use as part of our ongoing efforts to offer assistance to area residents.
As part of our community centered approach, the Forum offers services developed specifically for youth and their families. These programs are designed to build the capacities of communities, parents and youth while promoting wellness and violence prevention.
Unleashing Your Potential
The Forum works to ensure quality training for those in the Southland communities who are seeking careers in the fields of healthcare, business and industry by offering various programs and workshops.
Southland Health Care Forum is offering C.N.A. Classes Sponsored by two different grants, one requires having children under 13 years old and the other does not. Classes run 9 weeks, 3 days per week, including 1 day in the nursing home setting for clinical experience.
• GED or High School Diploma
• Be between the ages of 19 - 49
• Be low income
• Take and pass a basic skills reading and math test
• Take and pass drug test and background check
Office is located at 30 E 15th Street, Suite 405, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Apply in person Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm. We are actively recruiting students.
For more information please contact
Computer Classes offered in Chicago Heights. Check back for March 2017 dates. Click here for complete list of classes
Community Health Worker
Interested in a health career? If you currently possess a CMA, CNA, or other healthcare certification and/or are unemployed or under employed you are invited to apply for Community Health Worker certification.
The Community Health Worker Certificate Program is a 120 hour program, designed to prepare individuals for work in community-oriented health and social service fields. Community Health Workers provide health education, information and referrals and advocacy in both clinical and community settings. Job placement assistance will be provided.
Training for the first cohort begins March 1, 2016. Classes run daily, Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call
708.756-1000 Ext: 53442 for more information.
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Members include individuals and organizations that believe in our mission and vision. They help support our efforts to meet the needs of an ever-changing workforce. There are many ways to support the Forum.
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Southland Health Care Forum
30 E. 15th Street, Suite 405
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Ph (708) 756-1000, Ext. 53442
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