News Release

Published on Thursday, May 24, 2007

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

The students took all of their classes online and at the Independence Campus and completed the program by taking 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) there are projected to be an average of 1,180 openings per year for nursing assistant related jobs like nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants during the 2004-2014 time period.

Western will offer another Skilled Nursing Assistant training class beginning in August. For more information on the Nursing Assistant program, attend an information session at the Independence Campus on Tuesday, June 12 at 8:30 a.m. For information about other programs and services at Western call 715.985.3392 or visit the Web site at