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Warrensburg, MO 64093
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Workforce Central Provides Training for New CNAs

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (Oct. 12, 2009) – Twelve area residents graduated from Phase One of training as certified nursing assistants during a recent ceremony at the Warrensburg Community Center.

Classroom and Clinical Training

The students participated in a 175-hour course coordinated by the UCM Workforce Central initiative. Under the direction of instructor Carla Sapp, the students completed 75 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of supervised clinical experience.

Funding for the course was provided by the Workforce Development Board of Western Missouri, Inc.. Student recruitment and selection was provided by counselors from the Missouri Career Center in Warrensburg.

Filling a Need

Workforce Central is a program of the UCM School of Graduate and Extended Studies that provides non-credit training programs for displaced, dislocated or incumbent workers. All training programs are DESE approved. The School of Graduate and Extended Studies delivers the programs statewide in conjunction with the regional Workforce Development Board.

Learn More About It

To learn more about available programs coordinated by Workforce Central, contact Scott Boyce at 

Workforce Central's CNA class
Graduates of the certified nursing assistant program coordinated by UCM’s Workforce Central program, pictured with instructor Carla Sapp, right, are, left to right, Jeremiah McQuerry, Connie Reed, Christina Conklin, Sarah Setzer, Amber Miller, Melanie Russum, Cynthia Morell, Dolly Rys, Rachael Vaughn, Brandy Norris and Tifany Sipes. Not pictured is LaRonna Larkyns.