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WMCAT Adult Students Graduate

Students of the Adult Career Training Program at WMCAT Graduate.
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For more information about the Adult Career Training Program visit wmcat.org. If you are interested in attending the graduation contact Amy Knape at [email protected].

The Pharmacy Technician Class of 2014

The Pharmacy Technician Class of 2014

The West Michigan Center of Arts + Technology will be graduating thirty-three students from their Adult Career Training Program on June 26, 2014. The graduation will be held at St. Cecilia Music Center downtown at 6 pm and a reception at WMCAT will follow.

The Adult Career Training Program is a nine month process that ends with a six week externship. The program is divided into medical coding, medical billing, and pharmacy technician classes. The purpose of the Adult Career Training Program is to empower those unemployed or underemployed, seeking new opportunities and a career in the health field. Through the Adult Career Training Program students develop the skills that will attract perspective future employers and fill positions that are in high demand.

The following speakers will give words of encouragement to this year’s graduates; Janice Riemersma, first year graduate; Chanae Gilbert, alumni; and guest speaker from Huntington Bank, Renee Williams, who shared financial literacy training with the students during their externships.

"This was an extremely competitive year," said Nathan Salazar, Director of Adult Career Training

Program at WMCAT. "There’s a lot of talent that are going to fill department roles at high levels,"

he added. Salazar speaks highly of the Adult Career Training Program and is proud of this year’s turnout.

The Adult Career Training Program has been a part of WMCAT for nine years. The medical coding program was established in 2006; medical billing was established in 2011; and pharmacy technician was established in 2008.

"This program gives many individuals the opportunity to build a career and not just get another job," said Salazar.

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