• UWA to host Career Pathways for Youth Program: Certified Nursing Assistants

    Posted: July 10, 2014

    Author: Public Relations

     The University of West Alabama’s Division of Outreach Services will host the Career Pathways for Youth Program: Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in Hale County in August for qualifying community members.

    UWA will offer the CNA program for youth ages 16-21 who have finished high school or earned their GED but lack the skills needed for long-term employment. The short-term training program combines classroom learning with work experience to prepare participants for jobs at health-care facilities in west Alabama.

    Students will put what they learn in the classroom into practice by completing at least 24 hours of clinical work experience at a skilled nursing facility in Hale County. The program also teaches students how to prepare a resume and learn basic computer skills.

    The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Labor.

    ADECA administers an array of programs that support law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, workforce development, water resource management, and recreation development.

    For more information, applications and eligibility requirements are available for pick up at the Division of Outreach Services office located on the UWA Campus, Guy Hunt Hall, Suite 122, Livingston, AL.

    Individuals can also request an application packet be mailed to them by calling (205) 652-3557. For any questions, please contact Andrea White at 205-652-3557.

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