Dorothy Warner

Dorothy WarnerDorothy Warner has worked at Chelsea Place Care Center in Hartford as a CNA for 33 years.  She is currently taking a series of on-line courses through Charter Oak State College that will give her the Long-Term Care Certificate. She feels that she is definitely learning things in these courses that are helping her at work.

She has never taken on-line courses before but  likes it a lot.  “I can do the work right at home in my pajamas!” she says.  Dorothy encourages others to try on-line courses but says that “you have to know your way around a computer.  It can also be time consuming, you have to do maybe two hours per night doing things such as looking at websites, writing, and contributing to discussion boards.”

Dorothy is also a Union Learning Representative for the Training Fund, encouraging her co-workers to use the Fund and go to school.  “It feels good to know there are people in school because I encouraged them to try,” she says.  “I think the Training Fund is a great thing.  I got my high school diploma, took classes at Capital Community College, and got extra tutoring when I needed it.”

She adds “People trying to better themselves, even if you’re old, is always a good thing.  It keeps the cobwebs off the brain!  I always say Knowledge is Power!”


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