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  • Workforce S.T.A.T. (Solutions, Training and Teamwork) Program

  • The Workforce S.T.A.T. program is designed, in partnership with Homefront Health Care, to meet the needs of the health care industry by transitioning – in an accelerated manner – a group of unemployed or underemployed entry-level Rhode Islanders into a prepared, focused, well-qualified Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) workforce. Upon completion of this 15 week program, participants earn their Rhode Island CNA licenses, BLS certifications and work readiness credentials. Program graduates will be hired upon successful completion at Homefront Health Care facility. (Note: This program does NOT include an internship at any Lifespan-affiliated hospitals: internships MUST take place at Homefront Health Care).


    Governor's Workforce Board

    The summer session will take 15 weeks to complete.
    The free CNA course will take place at Homefront Health Care’s Westerly office.
    The paid internship will be offered at Homefront Health Care’s five locations:

    • Providence
    • Harmony
    • Warwick
    • Westerly
    • Woonsocket
    • Summer Session:
    • May 9 – June 30, 2016
      Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Internship Schedule:
      To be determined

    Program Description

    The Workforce S.T.A.T. Program participants are provided with:

    • A free 8-week CNA course offered by Homefront Health Care leading to state-administered exam and licensure
    • Followed by a paid 5-week internship at Homefront Health Care consisting of 96 hours of advanced CNA training and structured work-readiness workshops
    • Practical work experience and networking opportunities to prepare for a successful future
    • Mentorship under professional career experts
    • Employment upon successful completion of the program


    Participants must:

    • Own a registered vehicle
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be underemployed/unemployed Rhode Island resident
    • Be able to pass a BCI (criminal background check)
    • Read at a seventh grade level, and have earned either a high school diploma or a GED certificate
    • Possess a willingness to learn along with the ability to attend all classes, internship hours and workshops.
    • Be interested in pursuing a career in health care

    How to Apply

    Applications for the 2016-2017 Workforce S.T.A.T. (Solutions, Training and Teamwork) Program are now being accepted. 
    How to apply:

    1. Interested applicants must attend the following information session at 335 Prairie Ave, RI 02905  (RSVP not necessary).
          Tuesday, May 3rd  11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
    2. Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria listed above will be considered for an interview.
    3. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive a call from a Lifespan human resources representative.
    4. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified by email.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Galimah Baysah at 401-444-8520 or email