• UWA to offer Career Pathways CNA program for area youth

    Posted: October 25, 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 Camden, Ala., beginning in mid-November 2013 for qualifying community members.

    The program is open to 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. The program also teaches students how to prepare a resume and learn basic computer skills. Classes will be held at the Wilcox Central High School, and clinicals will be held at the Camden Nursing Facility.

    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 Wilcox County Department of Human Resources, Camden Christian School, Public Library, Chamber of Commerce and the local radio station.

    Participants can also pick up an application from the Division of Outreach Services office located at UWA, Guy Hunt Hall, Suite 122, Livingston, AL, request an application packet by calling (205) 652-3665, or via email at wiacna@uwa.edu. For any additional questions, please contact Andrea White at 205-652-3665.
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