Students in PTC's Career Pathways will have one more pathway available to them this summer with the addition of a Certificate of Proficiency in Certified Nursing Assistant.
The Certifiied Nursing Assistant program will be offered during the Summer II semester, beginning July 2 and will only be open to Career Pathways students.
The CNA program consists of one course, which focuses on technical skills, professional relationships and workplace ethics. Program graduates are eligible to complete the Arkansas skills test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and to work in long-term care, acute care, and home-health care settings.
Pulaski Tech has contracted with the Arkansas Academy for Nursing Assistant Training to teach the CNA course. Training will be conducted at the academy in Jacksonville.
To apply for the CNA program, call Jayne Pyle, Curriculum Coordinator, at (501) 812-2758 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrollment is limited, and prospective students are encouraged to apply early.
Career Pathways is a state-funded program that provides support services and direct financial assistance to parents who want to increase their education and employability. Participants receive academic and career advising, job placement assistance, mentoring and tutoring, and access to computers and workshops targeted to their needs.
To be eligible, parents must meet certain income requirements and have custody of at least one child under the age of 21 who is living at home. In some cases, parents may qualify for financial aid to assist with childcare, transportation, tuition, books, and other educational expenses.
The program is a collaboration of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education and Career Opportunities, and Southern Good Faith Fund. It is grant funded from the Arkansas TANF Oversight Board.