El Camino Hospital

Kevin was employed as a dialysis technician at El Camino Hospital when the hospital decided that having an outpatient dialysis department was no longer economically feasible. The union negotiated with the hospital to give the technicians the option to apply and be trained for other needed positions. He chose to apply for a CNA role due to his strong interest in one day becoming an RN.

The Education Fund developed a special five-week intensive CNA program specifically for the eight interested dialysis technicians. The small group received excellent training from the Education Fund’s partner school, and their Ed Fund counselor made sure they were supported each step of the way. Kevin says, “Her professionalism, wisdom, and intelligence were only surpassed by her genuine caring for all students involved.”

Kevin is now a licensed CNA, team leader, and union steward who is taking his first steps to become an RN. About his experience with the Education Fund, Kevin says “I would encourage any member to take full advantage of the Ed Fund, its programs, and knowledgeable staff.”