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A 2007 recipient of our Community College Caregiver Training Initiative grant, Piedmont Virginia Community College Workforce Services (PVCC), received funding to develop a comprehensive, 48-hour curriculum for aspiring home health aides to participate in a noncredit certificate program, and to convene an advisory board of local experts on aging to develop modules for certification in a variety of specialized areas of caregiving. In a phone interview, the ILC asked Lyn van der Sommen, M.D., director of the program, to give her impressions of its first year and her thoughts for the future.