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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center are now accepting applications for the Ozarks' Promise health care training program. Applications are being accepted online at www.OzarksPromise.com or at the main location, 2900 E Sunshine, Springfield. The program is funded through the $3 million America's Promise Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and will provide 372 individuals the opportunity for tuition-free training and certifications to become Certified Nursing Assistants, Behavioral Health Specialists, and Registered Nurses.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Classes are scheduled to begin mid-to-late May 2017 for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. The CNA program lasts eight weeks and will be offered exclusively at the OTC Table Rock Campus.
Behavioral Health Specialist
The Behavioral Health Support (BHS) Associate Degree program will be offered exclusively at the OTC Springfield Campus. Classes are scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2017. The program can be completed in as little as 19 months. General education courses can be taken before or during the program.
Current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) who are interested in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN), are encouraged to apply for the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program which will also be offered exclusively at the OTC Springfield Campus. Classes are scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2017, and can be completed in as little as nine months. Additional pre-requisite courses may be required prior to program acceptance.
Applicants must meet all pre-admission requirements determined by each program at Ozarks Technical Community College.
Operated by the City of Springfield’s Department of Workforce Development, the Missouri Job Center is located at 2900 East Sunshine Street and serves Greene and six other surrounding Ozarks counties: Christian, Dallas, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster.
Megan Short, City of Springfield Dept. of Workforce Development, Communications Coordinator
417-841-3386 | 417-839-7612 | [email protected]
Mark Miller, Ozarks Technical Community College, College Director of Communications
417-447-2655 | 417-839-2886 | [email protected]
Madi Giesler, City of Springfield Dept. of Workforce Development, Outreach Specialist
417-708-1010 | [email protected]