Certified Lab Instructor Course
This week we held a CLI Course at our Olean Training Center, which was a collaborative effort with Jefferson County EMS and the Midstate Program Agency. The course was attended by many students from different locations, and we were pleased to have Regional Faculty from various parts of the state give presentations. With this successful partnership, we look forward to having these students complete their internships and become Certified Lab Instructors, adding more value to the EMS system. Special thanks to Mickey Forness and Todd Reisner for leading the course at our center.
Step Into Healthcare – Cattaraugus County Career Academy
This week, the 7-month Step Into Healthcare – Cattaraugus County Career Academy (CCCA) which was supported by Southern Tier West came to an end. The CCCA was a unique program that aimed to familiarize young people with one of the four different career paths: Advanced Manufacturing, Business & Entrepreneurship, Health Care & Medical Wellness, and Land Use & Agricultural Resource Management. In line with our "Step Into Healthcare" initiative, we offered the students opportunities to explore Health Care & Medical Wellness career opportunities.
I want to thank everyone who participated in our seminars. Their valuable contributions made a significant impact on the students' learning experience. Special thanks to Amy Baer, Sydney Beeman, Andrew Birschbach, Mary Boser, Dr. Kelly Burch, Melissa Chamberlain, David Chambers, Brandace Gaylor, Dr. Sarah Gilroy, Mariel Grey, Mari Howard, Dr. Henri Lamothe, Marissa Magro, Dr. Scott Medler, Mary O'Leary, Kim Pauly, Michael Prutsman, Gina Russell, Josh Sikorski, Erin Spring, Dr. Kevin Stevens, Melissa Sullivan, Matt Tyssee (accompanied by service dog Kallie), Brian Wilcox, Kari Wilcox, Traci Wind, Nikki Wiseman, Ben Wright, and Jordan Yaros. Your expertise and dedication played a vital role in broadening the students' understanding of healthcare and inspiring them to explore future career opportunities.
I would like to also thank Dr. Palmer and Southern Tier West and we look forward to future programming to expose students to opportunities in healthcare careers!