Upper Chichester – Edward T. Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, announced that the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.’s (CAADC) Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) Program is now accepting applications from eligible youth.  The Clinical Medical Assistant Program is designed to help out-of-school youth gain the skills for a rewarding career in the healthcare industry.

Program components include Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) courses; CMA certification; paid clinical externship with a local healthcare provider; case management; financial literacy, life skills and job readiness workshops; and job development and placement.  This exciting opportunity included great externships last year such as with Penn Medicine.

The program has expanded the past couple years but there are still only a limited number of available slots and applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 24
  • Currently reside in Delaware County
  • Have a High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • And be ready to jump start a new career!!!

Income eligibility guidelines do apply.  TANF/SNAP recipients automatically qualify.  Call today to see if you are eligible and to register.  Contact Kristin Pettiford, Youth Program Coordinator, at Community Action Agency at (484) 231-0027 or e-mail kpettiford@caadc.org.

Federal funding for this program comes from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 and is disbursed through the Delaware County Workforce Development Board.