Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Apr 17 2000

Home Health AIDS and Nursing Assistants Graduate in March

Athens, W.Va. - The Federal Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) has funded its final group of trainees who have completed their Dual Certification training at Concord College in Athens, W.Va. The students took their Home Health Aide exam April 3, and all the students taking the exam passed. Students took their Long-term Care Nursing Assistant exams on April 8, and of those scheduled to take the exam, six passed and are now certified nursing assistants.

According to Program Assistant Anita Goodwin, "Unfortunately Concord College will no longer be offering these federally funded programs due to the fact that JTPA funding from the federal government will become defunct on June 30 of this year. The Work Investment Act (WIA) will become effective July 1, 2000 and is expected to be more effective in training individuals for specific job opportunities utilizing a voucher system. For more information, contact your local Job Service."

These individuals have successfully completed their training as Home Health Aides and Nurses Assistants. The students are now eligible for employment in health care facilities.

This year’s trainees are: Bottom Row: Benita Carter, Princeton; Patricia Scott, Princeton; Kelly Dunn, Princeton. Second Row: Sherry Craft, Princeton; Donna Smith, Hinton; Angela Sammons, Princeton. Third Row: Eva Counts, Princeton; Laura Weese, Princeton; Rebecca Lucas, Princeton. Fourth Row: Patsy Clark, Meadow Bridge; Jackie Houchins, Princeton; Susan Boyles, Montcalm. Last Row: Rhonda Lilly, Princeton; Vickey Cook, Princeton; Alicia Edwards, Princeton; Alice Rose, Princeton; Joe Dixon, Athens. Not pictured: James Tolliver, Bluefield and Pamela Payne, Princeton.

For more information, call Anita Goodwin, JTPA Program Assistant at 1-304-384-6083 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. through June 30, 2000, or contact your local Job Service.

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Concord College Notes: The JTPA is a federal job training program that has been in existence at Concord College since 1992. The program serves two categories of unemployed: (1) those that have been unemployed 12-weeks or longer, and (2) individuals that have been receiving government assistance. The goal of the training program is to give people skills that will make them immediately employable. This is the last JTPA-sponsored program at Concord College because the JTPA program is being phased out by the Federal Government.

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