In early 2021, Michelle Carr found herself feeling stuck in her career. She had a job in healthcare but wanted to move up and earn better pay. To get where she wanted to go, she needed to increase her skills.
Michelle found an opportunity to level up through the Community College Workforce Alliance. At first, finding the right class and instructor was challenging. But with CCWA’s help, Michelle was able to enroll in a clinical medical assistant course with an instructor who helped her succeed.
After earning her certification, Michelle was able to get a contract with Atrim at Fort Pickett. She credits the hands-on experience she got in her course with preparing her to jump in immediately and fill a needed role. A critical shortage of nurses means that Michelle’s new skills—including screening and testing patients, and administering COVID-19 or flu vaccines—are vital.
Michelle hopes to continue her education and become a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. CCWA will be there to help with every step toward her goal.