JACKSONVILLE, Ark. – New this year at Jacksonville High School students have an opportunity to participate in the “Pathways Program.”
The students accepted are all working towards different types of careers. One of those fast tracks students work to become a Certified Nursing Assistant by time they graduate.
The program works to push students towards a successful feature after graduation.
“They know that they’ve got already a career pathway because as a can you can definitely go into a lot of different healthcare jobs. This is entry level healthcare and so its exciting and they are the most excited about it,” explained Julie Valez with Med Linc a pathways partner.
The students are required to spend 90 hours in the curriculum and take a test to certify them as a CNA.