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Free nursing assistant training offered through FDLTCC

The four-week fast track hybrid class will take place throughout June, according to a news release.

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CLOQUET — The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (JET) and Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) are offering another opportunity for free nursing assistant training.

The four-week fast track hybrid class will take place throughout June, according to a news release.

This is the second time JET and FDLTCC have partnered to provide free nursing assistant training, and the first program went well, said Laura Nilsen, JET career counselor.

“All seven participants passed the nursing assistant class, are ready to test, received support as needed to purchase uniforms, shoes, and laptops and have all secured employment! You can’t ask for much more than that!" Nilsen said in the news release.

Eligible individuals interested in pursuing the field of nursing can take the four-week nursing assistant course at FDLTCC for free, courtesy of JET. Students who participate in the hybrid program will participate in virtual courses on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and receive hands-on skills training with in-person classes at FDLTCC on Wednesdays.

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Upon completion of the course, students will need to pass NATO testing to receive CNA certification.

Raeann Barney, one of the seven students that passed the course during the first offering of the free training, said she appreciated being able to have an in person component to the course.

“For me, being able to be right in the classroom watching our teacher is the fastest way to learn," she said in the news release. "Overall, I am very happy that I got to be a part of the class and have such a good teacher!”

The course is only available to individuals eligible for JET programming and is limited to the course that starts June 6. Spaces are limited.

JET is a non-profit organization-grant recipient and administrative entity of federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds, along with state and county grants as well as private donations.

To learn more and confirm eligibility, contact Nilsen via email at Laura.nilsen@nemojt.org or phone 218-499-6090.

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