KCC offering CNA training program in Albion in June

A group photo of CNA graduates celebrating their graduation in a CNA Lab on campus.

Kellogg Community College is seeking applicants for a Nursing Assistant Training Program offered in Albion in June, with tuition assistance offered for eligible students.

The CNA 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 May 30 through June 22 at KCC’s Eastern Academic Center campus at 14055 26 Mile Road in Albion. The training consists of AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Certification and AHA Heart Saver First Aid Certification training May 30 and 31 with KCC’s NURS 105: Nursing Assistant Training Program course running in June.

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

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 upcoming CNA training must contact KCC Workforce Solutions Navigator Niaomi Curtis at 517-629-7530 (office), 269-361-7521 (cell) or curtisn@kellogg.edu or complete the information form online at kellogg.edu/mileap by 5 p.m. Monday, May 15. Slots are limited and fill up quickly.

Tuition assistance may be available to eligible 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.

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