• UWA plans certified nursing assistant outreach program

    Posted: April 08, 2013

    Author: Betsy Compton

    The University of West Alabama’s Division of Outreach Services is planning a Career Pathways for Youth Certified Nursing Assistant program in Greene County for qualifying community members.

    UWA will offer the Certified Nursing Assistant 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.

    “The University and our regional partners are excited and ready to implement this program to improve the quality of life and healthcare in this area. This initiative among others is part of our mission to make a positive impact in the Black Belt communities we serve,” said Andrea White, program 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 Greene County Nursing Home. 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 those who are interested, applications and eligibility requirements are available for pick up at the Greene County Department of Human Resource, Greene County Career Center, Greene County Board of Education or the Division of Outreach Services office located at UWA, Guy Hunt Hall, Suite 122, Livingston, AL. Individuals can also request an application packet be mailed to them by calling (205) 652-3665.

    For additional details, email Andrea White or call 205-652-3557.
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