Joint Partnership Provides New CNA Classroom and Training Facility

Beloit Health System and Blackhawk Technical College held a ribbon cutting for a new CNA (certified nursing assistant) classroom space and training facility located at Beloit Regional Hospice, 655 Third St., Suite 200 in Beloit.

Opening this CNA training classroom in Beloit gives students an opportunity to get a jumpstart on their nursing career before finishing high school at NO COST to the student. The new facility along with the DWD (Department of Wisconsin Fast Forward) grant recently awarded to Beloit Health System pays for the class cost, equipment, books, scrubs, tests, and background checks.

“We are pleased to partner with our neighbor Blackhawk Technical College providing the classroom space needed to educate and train students interested in becoming a CNA. We are constantly hiring qualified CNA’s” stated Tim McKevett, President & CEO of Beloit Health System.

Dr. Tracy Pierner, President of Blackhawk Technical College said “This is a great partnership for Blackhawk Technical College, Beloit Health System, Hendricks CareerTek and the community as a whole. It’s a win, win, win all around. Students might not know this, but only three miles down the road they can attend the number one Nursing school/program in the country.”

Currently six students completed the summer CNA program and eight will graduate in December. Twenty students are enrolled for the January winter semester with openings still available. Interested students have several options for class times and schedules including a hybrid online CNA class.

The goal set through the grant is to graduate 70 CNA’s by July 31, 2019.

Students interested in enrolling in the CNA program can sign up at HendricksCareerTek.org.

 

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