Massachusetts' ABCs for Direct Care Workers 

Training Program

Organizations seeking access to the 60-hour ABCs for Direct Care Worker curriculum are required to attend a one-day Train-the-Trainer event.

Our next Train-the-Trainer event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  Registration will be open soon.

The Massachusetts Direct Care Workforce website is host to the MassHealth PCA New Hire Orientation curriculum and the Massachusetts Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) Acquiring Basic Core Competencies (ABCs) for Direct Care Worker curriculum.

Utilizing proven adult learner centered techniques to educate and train a diverse group of workers, the ABCs for Direct Care Worker curricula offers PCAs and home care aides, otherwise known as direct care workers, vital information to support them to be successful on the job.

Serving as a gateway into other allied health professions, graduates of the ABCs for Direct Care Worker training receive a certificate following successful demonstration of learned skills and knowledge. While some participants are excited about the prospects of advancing along a career lattice, others choose direct care work as their lifetime profession.


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