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Educational Bridge Center

The mission of Notre Dame Health Care’s Educational Bridge Center is to provide educational opportunities and related services for staff and community members who want to advance in their careers.

Courses

We are currently offering the courses listed below. View each for the course description, session and registration information.

This course is designed to teach the English language to students who are not native speakers and who wish to navigate the English-speaking world more easily.

Geared toward those in the workforce with at least a minimum of spoken English, speakers at all levels will improve conversation, spelling, and reading skills. There is a focus on punctuation and grammar as well as the vocabulary needed to move with confidence from the grocery store to the doctor’s office to the workplace.

Materials will be provided. There is no cost for the class although regular attendance is expected. Registration is required.

In-person learning has returned to the Notre Dame Health Care Campus. You must be able to provide proof of vaccination in order to attend.

Thursdays | 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Session Dates

Summer Session 2022: May 12 to August 11, 2022

Fall Session 2022:  September 8 to December 15 (no class 11/24), 2022

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The High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) provides students the opportunity to earn a high school equivalency diploma. This diploma is recognized as a key to employment opportunities, career advancement, and further education. The test consists of five parts in the areas of mathematics, writing, science, social studies, and reading, focusing more on critical thinking and decision-making skills rather than rote memorization of facts. Students may also use this class as preparation for college entry.

Testing options are on computer or with paper and pencil and we’ll prepare you for both. Don’t let fear hold you back! This small class enables each student to receive individualized attention in a comfortable atmosphere. Only test when you feel ready.

Materials will be provided. There is no cost for this class although regular attendance is expected. Registration is required.

In-person learning has returned to the Notre Dame Health Care Campus. You must be able to provide proof of vaccination in order to attend.

Wednesdays | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Session Dates

Summer Session 2022: May 11 to August 10, 2022  NOTE: Start date for this class is postponed to May 18

Fall Session 2022:  September 7 to December 7, 2022

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Take the path towards Certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner™ (CDP™) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP).

This is a required seminar for those pursuing CDP™ certification. To see if you qualify, please visit the NCCDP website at www.nccdp.org.

You may also participate in this educational seminar without pursuing certification.

This seminar will provide students with a firm foundation in managing the challenges of working with people who have:

  • Short term memory problems
  • Decreased ability in verbal communication
  • Increased behavior issues
  • Cope with the decreased ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Intimacy and sexuality
  • Personal care
  • Pain
  • Nutrition
  • Activities
  • Environment
  • Staff & Family Support
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • Spiritual Care and End of life

This seminar is scheduled on an as needed/requested basis.

To find out how to register, please contact us.
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504

In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn effective strategies to lead your staff. The material is straightforward and practical.

Topics covered:

  • The Fundamentals of Employee Engagement
  • The 5 Essential Leadership Practices
  • How to Effectively Give Positive Feedback
  • How to Skillfully Address Poor Performance
  • How To Move Employees From ‘Having’ to Come to Work to ‘Wanting’ to Come to Work

This workshop is applicable for all levels of leadership.

You’ll leave the workshop with increased skill and confidence and will be inspired and equipped for outstanding leadership.

This workshop is scheduled on an as needed/requested basis.

To find out how to register, please contact us.
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504

Math for Meds is a pharmacology preparation course for nursing students. The course begins with a review of basic mathematical principles, then progresses through drug dosage calculations, ratio and proportion, and medication safety. Common drug measures will also be discussed, and medication labels reviewed. By the end of the 30-hour course, students will have hands-on experience with injections and IV drip rate calculations.

If class size permits, students may observe a long-term care med pass.

Books and calculators will be provided.

This course is scheduled on an as needed/requested basis.

To find out how to register, please contact us.
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504

This 39-hour course is designed to prepare potential college students with the skills they need to be successful on the college placement test. Furthermore, this course begins to prepare students for the rigors of college-level classes.

In this class we cover the important skills of:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Basic grammar
  • Writing skills and
  • Test taking skills

We utilize a variety of reading materials to help students learn the secrets of successful reading and to help them expand their vocabulary. Students will learn to apply their new skills to competently apply the writing process to a wide variety of writing assignments, particularly the college placement.

This course is scheduled on an as needed/requested basis.

To find out how to register, please contact us.
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504

The ServSafe™ Manager training program provides classroom instruction to help students prepare to take the ServSafe™ Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. Teaching methods include PowerPoint and DVD, as well as lecture from an instructor with experience in the field of Food Service. Topics covered include critical principles such as personal hygiene, cross-contamination, time and temperature, receiving and storage, food safety management systems, hourly employee training, and more.

This 8-hour class includes breakfast and materials. Classroom instruction and review will be followed by the Certification exam. Exam will be taken using pencil/paper and students will have results within 10 days. Online testing may be possible for an additional fee.

To find out how to register, please contact us.
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504

This class is designed to help students improve their skills and confidence in spoken English.  Students will practice the basic sounds of English as well as work on stress, intonation, rhythm, and linking. They will practice self-assessment, understand how their native language influences their pronunciation in English, and recognize the strengths of their own accents.

Class will be small and friendly (no more than 10 students). Mirrors and recording devices will be used to familiarize students with how their English sounds and the proper pronunciations. The goal of this class is to make students more comfortable speaking in English by reducing native accents which may hinder being understood in public. Students from all countries are welcome – we will learn from each other!

This course is scheduled on an as needed/requested basis.

To find out how to register, please contact us.
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504

Tutoring, Citizenship Preparation, and Career Coaching Services may be available by appointment on an as needed/requested basis.

To find out how to register, please contact us.
Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504
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Sue Strandberg, Workforce Development Manager
Phone (508) 852-1589 x2504
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