CASPER, Wyo. — Casper College has partnered with local agencies to provide 27 scholarships for people looking to start a medical career.
According to a release from Casper College, the scholarships cover the entire $2,639 tuition for Certified Medical Assistant training that allows people entering the medical field to find jobs paying anywhere from $15 to more than $24 per hour.
Students who are interested in applying for the courses are required to take an on-campus drug test and provide proof of Wyoming residency.
The scholarships are made possible with assistance from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in Casper, Banner Wyoming Medical Center, Community Health Centers of Central Wyoming, and Advance Casper. According to the release, “each partner contributes a portion of what’s required to make the training a success per the grant document.”
“DWS will help to recruit and provide job-seeking skill training, BWMC and the CHC will interview successful graduates and strongly consider hiring them when positions are available,” said the release. “CC will provide the training and assist successful participants in applying and sitting for the National Healthcareer Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification.”
People who start in entry-level positions often move into high-wage jobs within the industry, the release said.
Classes are scheduled to start on March 28, taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The times were chosen to accommodate full-time students and people already employed in other jobs, the release said.
For more information, contact Erik Christensen at 307-268-2085 or by email at email@example.com.