ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — It’s an important day for several MCC grads and for the college as a whole.
Tuesday, a graduation ceremony was held for Monroe Community College’s first-ever certified nursing assistant program. Local representatives say nearly 400 nursing assistant positions go unfilled in the Finger Lakes Region due to a growing demand for health care services.
This program gives students the opportunity to get their foot in the door.
“It’s a great way for students to begin that entry point in getting exposed to what is essential that health care workflow,” explains Todd Oldham, vice president for Economic Development Workforce and Career Tech Education. “So we think those two elements of it are really powerful and it’s a good place, a good augmentation to our overall catalog to our institution.”
This represents a partnership between the county, the health care industry, and the school that aims to address gaps in the field.