8 Local Students First in Certified Nursing Assistant Program at GCC’s BEST Center

Batavia, NY– Last week, eight students became the first to take part in the Certified Nursing Assistant program available at the BEST (Business Employee Skills Training) Center at Genesee Community College. From Buffalo, Medina, Arcade, Strykersville and Lockport these eight unique individuals have jumped onto the fast-track into the rewarding and high-stakes healthcare industry.

Through a combination of minimal eligibility requirements which are listed online at the BEST Center website, concentrated instruction and hands-on clinical experiences, the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is designed to be completed in just six weeks or 132 hours.

“The entire BEST Center is excited about this program. Our partnership with both Genesee County Job Development Bureau and the Orchard Rehabilitation Nursing Home in Medina, NY mean these students will complete the program with valuable, real-life experience in real clinical settings that will translate directly into employability,” said Dr. John McGowan director of the BEST Center.

The BEST Center offers a variety of Certification and workforce training programs that are starting this Fall including the 100% In-Person, Phlebotomy Technician Program beginning in September, a Supervision Certification to prepare you for that next promotion, and the popular Mechatronics which integrates mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and micro-electronic skills.

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. John McGowan, Director of the BEST Center today at jmmcgowan@genesee.edu or by calling 585-345-6868 to learn more.

Some students may be eligible to receive funding for the CNA or other programs through the Genesee County Job Development Bureau. To find out more, contact Teresa VanSon at 585-344-2024 ext.4223 or at Teresa.VanSon@co.genesee.ny.us.

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Editor’s Note:

A photograph of the first Certified Nursing Assistant Program class with Instructor Emily Day is available at: https://marketing.genesee.edu/images/CNAclass2021.jpg

Additional Details:

Registration is Open for Certified Nursing Assistant