News Release

Published on Thursday, July 28, 2005

According to WORKnet (Wisconsin’s Workforce and Labor Market Information System), nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants are among the top 10 occupations in the state with the largest number of projected openings during the 2002-2012 time period. An average of 1,580 openings per year are anticipated for these nursing assistant related jobs.

To meet the continued growing need for health care workers, Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) will offer a nine-week skilled nursing assistant training class beginning Oct. 26 and ending Dec. 21. The class will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the WWTC Black River Falls Campus.

Nursing assistants work under the supervision of registered nurses and are employed in various health care areas. They offer supportive care to residents in nursing homes, other long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Classroom and clinical learning activities are correlated to provide meaningful patient care and experiences.

For more information on the nursing assistant class, call the WWTC-Black River Falls Campus at 715.284.2253.