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Dietary Aide Training
Free Job Training for New Americans
Do you like working with people? Our Dietary Aide employment training will teach you skills to work as a server in nursing homes or hospitals. We also help you find and keep a job. Wages range from $14 – $17/hour.
Class is in-person at the International Institute of Minnesota (1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul MN). Bus passes or gas cards are available. Contact us for transportation help.
March 18 – April 12, 2024 Monday – Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
No appointment is needed. Please plan to be here for at least two hours, depending on how many students are waiting. During your visit, you will take an English test and talk about your goals. Our teachers will help you start the best class for your learning level.
Who Can Take Classes
To qualify for Dietary Aide training, you must:
Be born outside the U.S.
Live in Minnesota
Have conversational English skills
Be in good physical condition
About This Class
Our Dietary Aide Training teaches you skills to be successful in your job as a server. In this class you will learn:
Special diets and patient orders
Computer skills for the workplace
Customer service best practices and patient dialogue
Practical experience serving and communicating with older adults
You will also receive financial coaching to help you learn about American money and plan for your future.
What Our Clients Are Saying
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This training was my first experience with the outside world in the USA. My teacher was very kind and patient with me. I can say I have a good start of my life in the USA.
Dietary Aide graduate
I appreciate teacher and International Institute of Minnesota because teacher help me to live here and have a good job.
The closest bus stops are Stop #870 or Stop #929 on Como Ave. Other nearby bus stops are on Snelling Ave. and include Stop Numbers 18523, 931, 866, or 56119. From these bus stops, you will have a 5-10 minute walk to the International Institute of Minnesota.
Bus passes or gas cards are available. Contact us for transportation help.
It varies on your unique situation. We start working with you as soon as possible.
Attendance is very important. Attending is required to get the most out of the class. If you have regular conflicts with our schedule, we recommend trying to rearrange your schedule before signing up for class. Please contact us to talk about your unique situation.
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