TIU11 Community Education and Workforce Services, in conjunction with PA CareerLink®, will offer a free, six-week Healthcare Preparation Class to qualifying adults. Students will brush up on math and reading skills, learn key medical terminology and prepare for the Kaplan entrance exam. The class starts on January 24, 2022, will run Mondays from 12:30-3:30PM until February 28, 2022 and will be held at the PA CareerLink® Mifflin County location, MCIDC Plaza, Bldg. 58, 6395 SR103N, Lewistown PA, 17044.
This course is designed to give participants confidence in their ability to learn so they can smoothly transition into the role of student.
In Mifflin County, the need for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) is always present. These jobs are listed as High Priority Occupations (HPO) by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. HPOs are job categories, within selected industry clusters, that are in demand by employers, have higher skill needs and are likely to provide family-sustaining wages. In 2021, the average annual wage for an LPN in Central Pennsylvania was $46,570.*
“This PA CareerLink® course gives students a great foundation from which to start their education in Practical Nursing,” says Mike McMonigal, Supervisor of Adult Education at The Academy. “They enter the program with updated skills and a knowledge of healthcare terminology–a boost that helps them to succeed as returning students.”
In addition to future LPN students, this class helps those interested in pursuing jobs as Paramedics, Certified Nursing Assistants, Emergency Medical Technicians, Dental Hygienists, Medical Office staff, and Registered Nurses.
To register for the class, call PA CareerLink® at 717-248-4942 x396 before January 21, 2022. Class size is limited to 15 students.