• UWA to offer healthcare support training

    Posted: November 26, 2012

    Author: Betsy Compton

    The University of West Alabama’s Division of Outreach Services will partner with Bevill State Community College to host a Career Pathways for Youth Certified Nursing Assistant program at the BSCC campus in Carrollton, Ala., starting December 10.

    UWA will offer the Certified Nursing Assistant Program for community members 16 to 21 years old 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.

    “Our Division, as well as the University faculty, students, and our regional partners, are eager to implement this program to improve the quality of life and healthcare in this area. This initiative is part of our mission to make a positive impact in the Black Belt communities we serve,” said Veronica Triplett, director of the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. 

    Students will put what they learn in the classroom into practice by completing at least 24 hours of clinical work experience at the Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. The program also guide students in preparing a resume and learning 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.

    Applications and eligibility requirements are available for pick up at the Aliceville Manor Nursing Home, Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce, Pickens County Health Department or at the Division of Outreach Services office located at UWA, Guy Hunt Hall, Suite 122, Livingston, Ala. Individuals can also request an application packet be mailed to them by calling (205) 652-3656. For more information, please contact Veronica Triplett at 205-652-3656.

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