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Mother Lode Works Vol. 16

"Your source for employment news in the Mother Lode"

This week in Mother Lode Works...

  • HOT! Become a Certified Nursing Assistant through Adventist Health and Modesto Junior College

  • New Partnership with Nexus Youth & Family Services

  • Office Assistant Work Experience Success Story

  • UI Claim Updates


Up to Date COVID-19 Information - The official website for California COVID-19 Response daily updates and resources. - EDD provides a variety of support services to people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19 in California.


Become a Certified Nursing Assistant through Adventist Health & Modesto Junior College: $550 Scholarships Available

Adventist Health Sonora is partnering with Modesto Junior College to offer a

7-week remote learning course at Adventist Health Sonora. The course includes 60 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised clinical experience. After the course, students are eligible to take the state certification to become a Certified Nursing Assistant with the possibility of hire into a full- time, part- time or per diem CNA position at Adventist Health.

Full-time and part-time employees are eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits. Benefits of becoming a CNA at Adventist Health:

  • Retirement matching

  • Tuition and education assistance

  • Emotional, legal and financial support through Resources for Living

  • Paid time off

Scholarship applications are due by April 23, 2021. If you have any questions, call (209) 536-5030. Apply at:


New Partnership with Nexus Youth & Family Services

In March 2021, a youth group from Nexus Youth & Family Services learned about services that could benefit youth aging out of the foster system and graduating high school such as:

  • Resume building

  • Dressing for success

  • Interview dos and don'ts

  • Vocational training opportunities

MLJT will be developing paid work experiences for Nexus participants to engage in hands-on skill building, learning work ethics, and starting a career path. This work experience in the Human Services field will further expand knowledge, increase skillsets and add valuable experience to resumes for future employment. We are very excited about this opportunity to partner with Nexus Youth & Family Services and to expand our reach to offer services for more youth in the community!


Office Assistant Work Experience Success Story

In September 2019, Zack W (left) was referred to MLJT Calaveras. He was in need of

employment and assistance with finishing his high school diploma. Our staff immediately noticed his determination to become self sufficient and gain skills that would better his job opportunities.

Zack was helped by a temporary work experience at the MLJT office in Calaveras. While he was nervous at first, he quickly became excited about this new job opportunity. Zack learned a lot of new, valuable skills and rose to the challenges sent his way.

In his position with MLJT, he provided participants and clients with exceptional customer service while also providing support to MLJT staff. Zack complete

d his work experience successfully and has been able to add many new skills and qualifications to his resume. Success is a journey, not a destination. When COVID hit Zack stepped up to the challenge of full-time teacher to his daughter and niece, and in his spare time has continued to work on his diploma. The diploma is soon to be achieved, and with in-person learning resuming in his school district, Zack will be a strong candidate for new job opportunities. We are very excited and proud about how far he has come and appreciate all of his hard work and dedication to MLJT.

Call your local job center to see if you can qualify for a Work Experience of your own!


UI Claim Updates See the latest number of claims filed below:

You can also find this information and more on the EDD site at:


For more information, contact your local Mother Lode Job Training job center:

Amador Center Manager: Annette, Email:, Phone: (209) 223-3341 Calaveras Center Manager: Annette, Email:, Phone: (209) 754-4242

Mariposa Center Manager: Stephanie, Email:, Phone: (209) 966-3643 Tuolumne Center Manager : Lindsay, Email:, Phone: (209) 588-1150 Mother Lode Job Training is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act(WIOA) Title I-financially assisted program and Equal Opportunity Employer; CRS 711 (TTY) Auxiliary aides & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Mother Lode Job Training is a proud partner of the America's Job Center of California network.

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