Personal Care Aide Program

Eastern Connecticut Healthcare Pipeline Program

Your Pipeline to Success

Free HealthCare Training Programs

We offer free, customized non-credit programs in Personal Care Aide, Certified Nurse Aide, and Central Sterile Processing Technician for eligible students through the Eastern Connecticut Healthcare Pipeline. Developed to address the need for skilled healthcare professionals. These short-term training programs are available to unemployed and underemployed workers unable to attend longer-term training. Course curriculum are developed by Three Rivers Community College and Healthcare facilities.

Benefits during the training

Students also receive support from the EWIB-funded programs (Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board) offered at the American Job Centers (AJC), helping them access supportive services while in classroom training to reduce barriers to enrollment and completion. Examples include travel reimbursement, daycare assistance, and required books, tools, and clothing.


If you or someone you know is interested in this training and is underemployed or unemployed,

Applicants will be assessed for basic and occupational skills to determine if they are ready for this training, or if they should take an intensive two-week Education Refresher course, or be referred to the American Job Center for other services.

The Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) oversees a network of workforce-related programs funded from a variety of sources including the operations of the region’s American Jobs Centers (AJC) which handle the application process for Pipeline programs at Three Rivers Community College. 



SNAP and WIOA Eligible