Grants for CNA students in East County

Centralia College is seeking students to train as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) at its Centralia College East location in Morton this winter.

A grant from Pacific Mountain Workforce Development will provide scholarships for tuition, books, supplies, and testing fees for a select group of students. A CNA course will be offered at CCEast winter quarter (classes start in January), with lectures at CCEast, labs at Morton General Hospital, and several skill labs in Centralia.

Limited funding is also available for students who are working on their prerequisites for the Medical Assistant and Registered Nursing certificates and degrees.

This grant program is a partnership between CCEast, Morton General Hospital, Heritage House, and Pacific Mountain Workforce Development to recruit and train students to fill healthcare positions that are currently in high demand.

The CNA class at CCEast is an I-BEST class, which means an additional instructor will be available to help students successfully master course content. Students will also receive extra help with writing and math as they move through the curriculum.

Interested students must attend a free four-hour workshop from noon to 4 p.m. on Nov. 18 or Dec. 12 at CCEast, 701 Airport Way, Morton. The first half of the workshop will provide an overview of healthcare occupations, including what positions are currently in demand in Lewis County. The second half of the workshop will walk students through the paperwork required for the NAC course scholarships. A limited number of scholarships and class slots are available.

Call 360-496-5022 to reserve your spot in one of the upcoming workshops.

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