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Grant-Funded Class Promotes Healthcare Careers

Western Personal Care Worker

LA CROSSE, Wis., Sept. 2, 2016 – Western Technical College will offer a 30-hour ACT for Healthcare Personal Care Worker (PCW) certificate course that provides training for entry-level employment in a healthcare setting. The course will be held Thursdays and Fridays, from Nov. 3-17, 4:00–10:00 p.m., at the La Crosse Campus, Kumm Center- Room 207.

Employment opportunities for Personal Care Workers are growing rapidly in this region. This course also prepares an individual for offering quality in-home care for family or friends.

Responsibilities of a Personal Care Worker may include personal care of the client, maintaining a safe environment, and understanding legal and ethical considerations regarding healthcare. Many Personal Care Workers continue their education in several areas of the healthcare industry such as Nursing Assistant, Respiratory Care, Nursing, Physical Therapy Assistant, and more.

Course participants are expected to commit to the full workshop and will receive a certificate upon completion. The course is based on the Nursing Assistant curriculum and is taught by a veteran registered nurse. The cost is $158.26 for Wisconsin and Minnesota students and $223.44 for out-of-state students. There is also a $10 workbook that is available at the Western Campus Shop. Scholarships are available for this program. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Western Technical College at 608-785-9553.

For more information, contact Sandra Schultz at 608-785-9151 or schultzs@westerntc.edu or Ray Heidel at 608-785-9167 or heidelr@westerntc.edu.

This ACT for Healthcare program is 100 percent funded with a TAACCCT Round IV $19.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. This program is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.