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Graduate Resources

You've completed your training program - now what? The Gateway-In Project© provides additional incentives, tools, and resources to start your career. Our commitment to your success doesn't end at graduation. We offer ongoing support to help you transition seamlessly into the workforce, ensuring you have the best opportunities available. From personalized job search assistance to resume refinement, we're here to guide you every step of the way.

Graduate Checklist

Your journey to a fulfilling career begins here with The Gateway-In Project©.
Stay connected by providing updates and utilizing these resources!

Expense Reimbursement

Act now to request reimbursement for training expenses! You have a 30-day window after graduation to submit your request.



Need help preparing for your certification exam? The Gateway-In Project© has test prep resources and tools available at no cost to graduates.


Job Placement

Ready to start your career? Explore the array of tools and resources, including staff who can assist in scheduling job interviews with employer partners.



The Gateway-In Project© has partnered with Embodied Labs to provide free continuing education with cash incentive bonuses!



You could be eligible for bonus incentives based on employment! Receive $500 at one, six and twelve months when reporting consecutive employment.


Your Story

We want to celebrate your success! Share your journey and send us a graduation photo with the option of being featured in our monthly newsletter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get reimbursed for expenses I had during training?

The Gateway-In Project© can provide students with financial support for certain expenses incurred during their CNA or HHA training. Students must submit a reimbursement request form within a 30-day window following their graduation. For more information on what expenses are eligible and how to submit for reimbursement, click here.

How do I follow up on the status of my CNA license after I take the exam?

The Gateway-In Project© recommends checking with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for license status:

To check the status of your CNA license, click here. Please wait 30 days before contacting The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) for an update.

If you need to contact CDPH, find their general contact information here.  

You can also call them directly at (916) 327-2445. The phone line will prompt you to input your social security number and the automatic system will inform you if you are certified or not. This is the phone number that employers will call to check as well.

Please be aware that we cannot check the status of your CNA license, apart from the publicly available resources mentioned earlier. It is your responsibility to verify this information. If you require guidance in navigating this process, feel free to contact your Coordinator for assistance.

Do you offer job placement assistance?

Yes! The Gateway-In Project© offers an array of tools and resources to help you land a job after graduation. Learn more.

  • Request assistance: The Gateway-In Project© staff can connect you with employer partners to arrange job interviews. Contact us to learn more.
  • Online Career Center: Search job openings, upload your resume for a free review and get career advice in our Career Center.
  • Career Fairs: The Gateway-In Project© hosts career fairs throughout California to help connect graduates with employers. Be on the lookout for upcoming locations in the monthly graduate e-newsletter!
Are there any incentives available once I am employed?

As a graduate of The Gateway-In Project©, you may qualify for cash retention bonuses after meeting employment criteria. See criteria and bonus offers here

Do you offer any continuing education after graduation?

Yes! The Gateway-In Project© has partnered with Embodied Labs to provide free continuing education labs with cash incentive bonuses. Additionally, LeadingAgeCA and The Gateway-In Project© will be having regular educational webinars where certified graduates can earn CEU credits.  Learn more here.