Local BOCES to Receive $500,000 Grant For Healthcare Training

FREDONIA – The Erie 2, Chautauqua County BOCES EducationalFoundation has been awarded a grant of $504,877 to provide career training in healthcare.

The project will cost $685,987.

The program will provide career pathways in the healthcare industry by providing training to high school students and adults in the areas of Certified Nursing Assistant, Personal Care Aide, and Home Health Aide – all seen as starting points in the health care field.

CNA and HHA programs will provide stackable skillsets and feeders into a Licensed Practical Nurse training program. Additional training opportunities will be available for Phlebotomy Technicians and Bilingual Medical Transcriptionists, both important careers in this geography. Successful graduates will be able to take certification exams. Support services including financial assistance, childcare, transportation, and professional skills training will be available.

Officials expect 95 percent of the trainees, 213 people, to find jobs within the healthcare field after completing the training.