Training and Employment Opportunities for Youth

At New Pathways, we understand that steady employment in a career where there is room for advancement is key to your success. With that in mind, we offer the following programs on a regular basis and are always adding more. To apply to any of the programs listed below or to find out about creating a program to match your particular need and interests, click here now to access our common application.


Free CNA & GNA Training & Certification (APPLY HERE)

In partnership with Maryland Center for Adult Training and through funding by the Maryland State Department of Labor, New Pathways offers free CNA/GNA classes. To be eligible for enrollment, you must:

  • Be 18 to 24 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a 9th grade reading level
  • 7th grade math level
  • Documentation (Birth certificate, social security card, photo ID, immunization record)
  • Clean drug test
  • Pass a criminal background check (no felony convictions)

Child Care Training (APPLY HERE)

Projected job growth: 8% increase in job growth in Maryland over the next 10 years*

Certification: Upon successful completion of the program, students will be awarded a CCBC Workforce Training Certificate. These courses are approved by the Maryland State Department of Education and meet the 99-hour certification requirements. Infant and Toddler Certification optional.

Students will:

  • Learn about growth and development of children, birth through twelve years old
  • Understand principles of children’s learning and learning environments
  • Practice how to interact and work with children, birth through twelve years old
  • Learn communication strategies to effectively work with parents and coworkers

No cost for those who qualify. Eligibility is as follows:

  • Reside in Baltimore County and be 18-24 years old
  • Have acceptable Math and Reading Assessment scores and an interest in working with children
  • Must be within income requirements
  • High School Diploma or GED required

Information and Assessment Sessions:
(Please attend only one session and arrive at the start time.)
Tuesday, October 23 2018, 9am-12pm
Wednesday, October 24 2018, 9am-12pm
Thursday, October 25 2018, 9am-12pm

New Pathways, a Program of Pressley Ridge
1045 Taylor Ave, Suite 23, Towson MD 21286

For more information call the LEAP information line at 443-840-4292 or email Please do not bring children.

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Patient Care Technician (APPLY HERE)

Classes forming for a Fall 2018 start.

Patient Care Technicians perform delegated nursing assistant functions that require a higher level of technical ability and skills. A PCT is an “add on” to an existing CNA/GNA certification that will train the participant in phlebotomy/venipuncture, IV therapy, basic EKG, and specimen collection. Upon completion of the program, the participant will be eligible for the following national certifications:

  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician (Clinical) Credentials: CPTC
  • Certified EKG Technician (Clinical) Credentials: CETC
  • Certified Patient Care Technician/Assisting Credentials: CPCT/A


To be eligible for enrollment, you must:

  • Be 18 to 29 years old
  • Live in the Baltimore metropolitan area (City or County)
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Possess an active Maryland CNA/GNA license for at least 6 months
  • Have previous work experience as a CNA/GNA
  • Have a current CPR/AED BLS certification for Health Care Providers
  • Have annual physical and negative PPD within the past 6 months
  • Have a strong desire and ability to work full-time as a PCT upon graduation
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