Caregiver Training Institute (CGTI)
Pima Council on Aging proudly announces a restructuring that will bring the Caregiver Training Institute (CGTI) into the Pima Council on Aging family of nonprofit companies. The mutual goals of both organizations are to raise the standard for the competence of the health care workers in the greater community and increase the numbers of available caregivers in Pima County.
“We believe it is absolutely essential to maintain and expand the workforce of trained CNAs, certified caregivers, assisted living managers and direct care workers in our community to meet the challenges of today’s crisis and prepare for the future,” says PCOA President & CEO W. Mark Clark. “Taking this step will ensure CGTI’s continued ability to provide excellent training programs to meet this growing need.”
Services that help older adults in Pima County to receive quality care at home and in care settings rely heavily on the caregiving workforce and the success of training programs that produce high-quality workers. Caregiver Training Institute has been providing excellent training programs in Tucson for nearly twenty years. CGTI’s mission is to be the leader in healthcare education by elevating standards in training, inspiring excellence in their students and positively impacting our community. Administrative and programming support from Pima Council on Aging will ensure CGTI’s continued success in carrying out this mission and expanding to meet the growing need for excellent caregiving professionals.
CGTI is a nonprofit organization that will function as a subsidiary company of Pima Council on Aging with a board of directors comprised of representatives of both organizations.
PCOA is grateful to have received grants of $100,000 from the Margaret E. Mooney Foundation and $15,000 from Arizona Together for Impact to support the integration of the Caregiver Training Institute into PCOA’s family of nonprofit companies.