Starting later this year, Illinois Personal Assistants will be able to attend voluntary paid trainings geared towards increasing our skills as caregivers.
PAs won $2 million to be budgeted for Personal Assistant training in our Union contract. PAs are filling out surveys that seek to determine skills PAs want training on, such as:
- How to get work as a PA & interviewing tips
- Nutrition and meal planning and preparation
- GED preparation and computer basics