When Career Development Institute, Inc. (CDI) opened its doors back in 1998, it opened its doors to the community. Driven by founder and president Janis K. Newton, CDI set out to give men and women interested in the medical field the opportunity to make their dreams reality.
The school first began with courses for Nursing Assistant (NA), Home Health Aide (HHA) and Restorative Nursing Assistant (RNA). Upon completion of the programs, students were equipped with the knowledge, skills and fundamentals to successfully enter the industry as nursing professionals.
In August 2003, CDI became the only nursing school in California approved with a mobile classroom, allowing the school to expand its reach and directly engage with the community.
As the school grew, so did student aspirations. As each graduated and entered the work force, Janis recognized another opportunity. In 2005, she added the Vocational Nursing (VN) Program to provide students the opportunity to take the next step in their career paths. Former CNA students continue to return to CDI to enroll for the VN program.
Today, CDI continues to offer students a quality education coupled with a personal academic experience. The school has received several awards for its successes, including the Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance, which it earned for 15 straight years.