News Release

Published on Friday, August 04, 2006

Western Technical College-Independence Campus recently honored eight students who completed a 12-week Skilled Nursing Assistant training course.

The course was reinstated at the Independence campus this spring after construction and remodeling projects were completed. Participants were able to take all of their classes at the Independence Campus and complete the program in two afternoon/evening sessions per week.

As certified skilled nursing assistants, the students are prepared for employment as entry-level nursing assistants in long-term care settings, hospitals, or adult day care facilities. Students are also eligible to take the competency test for the Nurse Aide Registry.

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. There are projected to be an average of 1,580 openings per year for these nursing assistant related jobs.

Western will offer another Skilled Nursing Assistant training class next spring.
For more information on this and other programs and services at Western, call 715.985.3392 or visit the Web site at