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Dietary Aide Training

A dietary aide student practices her serving skills

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
  • Dialogues with patients
  • American foods
  • Customer service best practices
  • Northstar Digital Literacy

After training, the Institute employment specialists provide employment assistance, placement and ongoing employment support. Wages range from $11-$12/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
  • Have a computer or tablet with reliable internet access (we can help if you don’t have this; let us know)


A bus pass is provided during class, and this training meets MFIP program hourly requirements.

Upcoming sessions

  • Nov. 16 – Dec. 11, 2020
    • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Class will be taught online using Zoom video conferencing
    • Register by Nov. 11

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  • Thank you

    After submitting this form, we we will contact you with further details to complete registration.

Contact: Lynn Thompson, lthompson@iimn.org, 612-460-8659

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