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CODCA launches mobile nursing lab for students

Originally aired on ABC 7 Denver When schools closed throughout Colorado due to the pandemic, instructors from Destinations Career Academy of Colorado in Westminster hit the road to make sure their certified nursing assistant (CNA) students completed their lab hours. “What we’ve done this year, because we have students that live all over the state, […]

Teaching kids early about health care jobs

Originally aired by ABC 16 Scranton, PA Pennsylvania has a nursing shortage. “We need more nurses, we need more health care professionals, in general, to step in and fill these roles, we have nurses retiring, we need to get new nurses in, properly train them and get them ready to take over,” said Lauren Ardiff, […]

New Partnership to Diversify Tech Scene

Originally aired on NBC Austin – April 26, 2021 An Austin tech school is teaming up with a local non-profit in hopes of diversifying our local tech scene. Galvanize and Austin Urban Technology movement are partnering to offer underrepresented groups free classes. The organizations say that they will reduce barriers by engaging and promoting Galvanize […]

MedCerts and SkillUp partner to provide free IT certification classes for Maryland residents

Originally appeared on Technically – May 4, 2021 As a pandemic that has brought job losses enters its second year, a program launching in May is offering IT training to Maryland residents affected by the economic downturn. National online certification training provider MedCerts and the recently-formed SkillUp Coalition are partnering to provide free classes designed to reskill underemployed or […]

MedCerts and NextLevel Jobs Providing Online Career Training

Originally aired on ABC Tristate – May 4, 2021 Jobs in the medical field are in high demand across the country. The NextLevel Jobs program in Indiana has partnered with MedCerts to provide free medical career training to residents seeking a new career due to the pandemic. MedCerts’ 9-12 week programs give people the opportunity […]

Mobile Nursing School Lab offering courses for Colorado students

Originally aired on Fox 21 News Colorado Springs – May 2, 2021 Nursing instructors are hitting the road, bringing school to students. Destinations Career Academy of Colorado shifted gears when schools closed during the pandemic. “It will be fully equipped with hospital beds. It’ll look just like a hospital room or a nursing home room. Students just […]

PPOS grad reflects on changing career plans after losing internship to COVID-19

Originally aired on NBC Southern Colorado – April 26, 2021 For many students, this past year has been full of uncertainty and worry. Schools have switched to remote classes, educational resources aren’t available, and the job market is one of the worst in decades. High school student Caleb Regis thought an internship involving cybersecurity would […]

Charlotte workers laid off due to COVID-19 earn scholarships to learn coding

Originally aired on NBC Charlotte – March 25, 2021 So many people lost their job due to the pandemic. Some made the decision to pivot into a new industry altogether.  The City of Charlotte used CARES act funding to send 11 people who were laid off due to the pandemic to a 14-week coding course, […]

Company provides free health care job training

Originally aired on ABC Virginia Beach – April 15, 2021 Unemployment has reached record highs during the pandemic. The latest report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a 6.2 percent unemployment rate in Hampton Roads. That’s up more than 2.5 percent since before the pandemic began. Also high is the critical need for […]