KCC seeks applicants for free CNA training for Eastern Calhoun County residents in Albion, Homer and Marshall

CNA students pose for a group photo in the lab during their last class period.

Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a Nursing Assistant Training Program starting in May, offered at no cost for Albion, Homer and Marshall area residents in Eastern Calhoun County who meet income guidelines.

This training program is offered by KCC though funding provided by the Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP) and is modeled after KCC’s popular Innovative Accelerated Credentialed Training (iACT) initiative in Battle Creek.

The program will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from May 16 through June 23 at KCC’s Eastern Academic Center campus at 14055 26 Mile Road in Albion.

KCC’s Nursing Assistant Training Program prepares students to take the Michigan Nursing Assistant Test to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Students also receive AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider and AHA Heart Saver First Aid training, as well as foundational skills in demand with area employers.

The program training includes:

  • Foundational-skills and technical training in health care
  • Career coaches to help with goal setting, academic advising, barrier removal and job placement
  • Built-in work-based learning activities
  • Exposure to health care programs and careers
  • Industry recognized credentials
  • Preparation for the state’s Nursing Assistant Test
  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider training
  • AHA Heart Saver First Aid training

Students can also earn the following credentials through their coursework:

  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification
  • AHA Heart Saver First Aid Certification

Deadlines and Eligibility

Individuals interested in participating in the Nursing Assistant Training Program offered via KCC’s iACT initiative must contact KCC at 517-629-7531 ext. 4472 or email curtisn@kellogg.edu or complete the information form online at kellogg.edu/iact by 5 p.m. Friday, May 6. Slots are limited and fill up quickly.

The training is open at no cost to residents of the Albion, Homer and Marshall areas of Eastern Calhoun County who meet income guidelines. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, provide a high school transcript or GED, complete the Accuplacer Next Generation Reading test with a score of 240 or greater and have the ability to attend the training for extended hours daily for the duration of the program. A criminal history background check will be run prior to the start date.

The Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program (MiLEAP) is a workforce training program made possible by a $17,827,178.11 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Education Stabilization Fund – Reimagine Workforce Preparation Program (ESF-RWP) provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities (CARES) Act of 2020.

Pictured above is a group photo of the first graduating cohort of CNA students at KCC’s EAC campus in Albion in May 2021.

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