• UWA to offer certified nursing assistant program in Thomasville

    Posted: December 13, 2013

    Author: Betsy Compton

    The University of West Alabama’s Division of Outreach Services will host a Career Pathways for Youth Certified Nursing Assistant Program in Thomasville starting in February for qualifying community members.

    UWA will offer the Certified Nursing Assistant Program for youth between the ages of 16-21 who have completed 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 also completing at least 24 hours of clinical work experience at a skilled nursing facility. Among the healthcare skills they gain, students will also learn 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 those who are interested, applications and eligibility requirements are available for pick up at the Career Center in Jackson. Interested participants can also pick up an application from the Division of Outreach Services office located at UWA’s Guy Hunt Hall, Suite 122 in Livingston, or request an application packet by phone at (205) 652-3665 or via email at wiacna@uwa.edu. For additional information, please contact Andrea White at 205-652-3557. 
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