Dietary Aide Training is a free employment program for New Americans. This course prepares students to work in nursing homes or hospitals as servers.
In this class students will learn:
- Food safety
- Infection control
- Special diets & patient orders
- American foods
- Computer skills for the workplace
- Customer service best practices and patient dialogue
- Financial coaching
- Practical experience serving and communicating with older adults
After training, the Institute employment specialists provide employment assistance, placement and ongoing employment support. Wages range from $13-$15/hour.
To qualify for this program, an applicant must:
- Be born outside of the United States (refugee, asylee, permanent resident, naturalized U.S. citizen or survivor of trafficking)
- Be in good physical condition and want to work as a dietary aide
- Have conversational English skills
A bus pass or gas card is provided during class, and this training meets MFIP program hourly requirements.
Next Session: November 21 – December 22
- Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Class will be taught in-person at the International Institute of Minnesota (1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul MN)
Contact: Lynn Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 377-8626