News Release

Published on Thursday, August 14, 2014

Western Technical College will offer a four-day Bridges2Healthcare Academy that introduces career options in the healthcare industry. Thanks to funding from a Department of Labor grant, the academy is being offered at no cost to participants. It will be held Sept. 2-5, from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the La Crosse campus in the Swartz Building classroom, 124 N. Sixth St. Pre-registration is requested by Wednesday, Aug. 26.

The 30-hour Healthcare Academy will provide an introduction to several different healthcare career options, training, and employment requirements. The Academies are offered as a way for individuals to make an informed decision on whether a healthcare career is a good match for them, and if so, what paths they may follow to attain such a career. Participants are expected to commit to the full Academy and will receive a certificate upon completion.

For more information or to register, contact Ray Heidel at 608.789.6216 or

This workforce solution is partially financed through a $12,695,868 grant from the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. This “Bridges2Healthcare” Grant was awarded to a consortium of seven colleges in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCT) program.