Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Plus Program


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Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Plus Training Program


The City of Burlington/Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) is launching a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Plus Workforce Training program. This Program aims to train approximately 25 persons from Burlington’s underserved (low-income, unemployed, underemployed, women and persons of color, including immigrants and refugees) communities to become PCAs, to fill the scores of vacancies in home health and to function as personal care aides. PCAs, also known as care givers, are professionals who provide care and assistance at home health agencies, or in a home care environment. Students who successfully complete the PCA Plus program could advance their careers in healthcare by undertaking further study. 

The PCA Plus Workforce Training program combines coursework and lab skills training over 4 weeks, totaling 54 hours of training overall. Theory and lab classes will be held 3 evenings a week or approximately 11 hours weekly. During the fourth week of training, the PCA Workforce Training program will offer 3 hours each of Personal and Professional Development (PPD) and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training.  At the end of the 4 weeks, students will take a test from the PCA instructor, leading to a completion certificate. A training incentive of $300.00 will be granted to each student as extra encouragement to participate and complete the PCA Plus Workforce Training program. Childcare and transportation requests will be carefully evaluated and accommodated to the extent possible.

The program will provide eligible participants:

  •        Forty (44) hours of in-person theory instruction
  •        Four (4) hours of in-person skills/laboratory training 
  •        Three (3) hours of in-person Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
  •        Three (3) hours of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) training (remote)


    PCA Course Start Dates:

  • June 17, 2024


       All theory and laboratory skills training will take place at TLC HomeCare, 1550 Williston Road, in South Burlington.


Email cedopcaplus@burlingtonvt.gov or call 802-865-7144

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we diligently review all submissions. Thank you for your interest in the PCA Plus Workforce Training Program.