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Community health worker Rosemarie Walker takes a small blood sample from Emily Maldonado, of Gary, in 2011 at the Genesis Convention Center.

HAMMOND — Aspiring community health workers are invited to training sessions being held next week.

Community health workers serve as a bridge between the communities they live in or serve and health and social services.

Informational sessions will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at HealthVisions Midwest, 3700 179th St. in Hammond.

This sessions are sponsored by the state Office of Workforce Development and will train 100 community health workers in Indiana, including 25 in Lake County. Candidates will receive training and certification as a community health worker, leadership training, online classes in English as a second language, experience on how to impact the community, mentoring for six months and assistance with a job opportunity.

This opportunity is for individuals who want to impact the Hispanic/Latino communities and are able to communicate in Spanish. Candidates must pass a drug test and E-Verify to obtain job placement. 

RSVP by calling Raquel Castro at 219-844-2698, ext. 102.

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