Penn Asian Vocational Institute (PAVI)

PAVI was established in 2006 to provide job training for bilingual immigrants interested in the healthcare field.  PAVI offers training for Certified Nurse Assistants, Home Health Aides and Vocational ESL for healthcare workers.

In 2013, PAVI trained 96 Home Health Aides and employed 608 full and part-time Home Health Aides, the majority of whom spoke one or more Asian language.

PASSi received a 3-year grant, from 2010-2013, from the US Department of Health and Human Services to fund the vocational training program and provide tuition assistance.


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Field Registered Nurses (RN) Needed

Penn Asian Senior Services currently has multiple open positions for bilingual registered nurses. The applicant should be fluent in English and one of the following languages: Korean, Cambodian/Khmer, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Gujarati.

Please go to "Employment Opportunities" under the Careers tab for for information.


HHA Class Information

PASSi is now accepting applications for our Home Health Aide classes. The classes will be taught in various languages including English, Korean, Chinese, Khmer/Cambodian, and Gujarati.  This two-week program offers 80 hours of instruction. Please call 215-572-1234 for more information. 


Nurse Aide Class Information 

Competitive Tuition Rates

Seven Week Program

(120 hours of training)
Classes held in English
Classes are Evenings:  

5:00pm – 9:30pm
Weekend Clinical:  

7:30am – 2:30pm

The next NA class is scheduled in the beginning of 2015 (course calendar coming soon). 

For more information or to make an appointment call Jenny Bedin at 215-572-1234 ext. 10.


Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese Home Healthcare Aides Needed!

Penn Asian Senior Services is currently hiring Home Health Aides.

  • Qualifications: HHA certificate preferred. Training will be provided to applicants who do not have prior HHA experience
  • Qualified applicants can start work immediately.

 We offer fringe benefits, including paid vacation, health insurance, 401K retirement plan, as well as comparable salary based on experience and capability.

Call 215-572-1234 for more information.


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