A program that combines
basic education, job training and English-language instruction honored its
first graduating class of Medical Assistant students during a celebration at
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Monday, Feb. 10.
The nine students in NWTC’s
Career Pathways Medical Assistant program attended class every Saturday for the
last three years to complete their coursework and clinical requirements. The
students, native Spanish-speakers originally from Mexico, Puerto Rico and
Honduras, received their Healthcare Services Certificate after the first year
of the program. Four completed their GED while simultaneously taking college
courses, a unique feature of NWTC’s Career Pathways program. Three graduated
with highest honors, and another with honors.
"With a home, husband and
kids, it’s been really hard, but fun at the same time. But [the
instructors] never let us quit. I’m proud of myself. I’ve learned a lot. This
is what I want to do with my life," said Rose, one of the graduates.
NWTC’s Career Pathways
offers seven program options for English Language Learners (ELL) and Basic
Education students, including Welding, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant,
Office Professional, Accounting, Human Resources and Health Care Business
For more information on
NWTC’s Career Pathways program, contact (920) 498-5444 or view NWTC's ELL and Basic Education options.
VIEW PHOTOS AND READ STUDENT QUOTES FROM THE CELEBRATION.