Ten students in Jefferson State’s Birmingham Workforce Retraining Initiative are hoping to turn scholarships from partner Cawaco RC&D into even greater opportunities.
The students in the fall are scheduled to complete programs including Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Sterile Processing; but before graduation they will participate in clinicals.
“Everything is going well—just a lot of studying in which I don’t mind at all because it’s just me at home. There are not that many distractions, so I try my best to study as much as I can with work and school kind of catching up with me, but I am staying on top of it right now and will continue to do so,” student Jeanette Dizar said about her CMA class.
Jefferson State’s Birmingham Workforce Retraining Initiative focuses on serving low-income women, dislocated workers, new entrants to the workforce, and incumbent workers for good jobs in a high-demand healthcare occupations aligned with regional and community economic development strategies. Read more HERE.