KCC seeks applicants for free CNA training for eligible residents of Barry County

The CNA Lab at KCC's Fehsenfeld Center campus in Hastings.

Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a Nursing Assistant Training Program starting in October, offered at no cost for Barry County residents 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 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Oct. 10 through Nov. 17 at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center campus, located at 2950 M-179 in Hastings.

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 this Nursing Assistant Training Program must contact KCC at 269-948-9500, email MiLeap Navigator Caitlin Murphy-Myer at murphy-myerc@kellogg.edu or complete the information form online at kellogg.edu/iact by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. Slots are limited and fill up quickly.

The training is open at no cost to residents of Barry 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 the CNA Lab at KCC’s Fehsenfeld Center campus in Hastings.

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