After graduating dozens of students from across the Tennessee Valley from the first round of Quick Job Recovery Bootcamps, Cleveland State Community College is launching a second round of free online workforce training programs to those who qualify. Deadline to apply for this free training is Nov. 27.
After training more than 60 graduates in less than two months with the first bootcamps, students have earned certifications and been equipped with tools of the trade in HVAC Repair, MIG Welding, and Microsoft Office.
Cleveland State Community College Workforce and Economic Development Project Coordinator Andrea Byerly is excited about the bootcamps and what they are doing for the workforce impacted by COVID-19.
“The Workforce & Economic Development Team is overwhelmed with the success of the Quick Job Recovery Bootcamp classes,” said Ms. Byerly of the first set of courses offered between late September and mid-November. “We are excited to provide these additional online course options at no cost for qualified individuals. All five courses offer nationally recognized industry certifications in high demand careers. This is an incredible opportunity for individuals to train for a new career.”
The Quick Job Recovery Bootcamps will now offer five new courses which will provide students with nationally-recognized certification upon completion. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified residents. The self-paced and all-online courses available are Bookkeeping Administration, CompTIA A+, Medical Billing and Coding, and Pharmacy Technician Career Professional. The Physical Therapy Technician course is a live online course students will take in real time.
CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002:
Begin your IT career with the globally recognized CompTIA A+ exam. This course covers expanded content on the growing IT support role including expanded baseline security topics. The certification defines competency in operational procedures including basic disaster prevention, recovery, scripting basics, networking and device connectivity.
• CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and 220-1002 certification exams
Learn the concepts and uses of accounting in a business environment including analysis of business transactions, recording procedures and the use of ledgers and journals, accounting for sales and purchases, managing cash, payroll, accruals and deferrals, and preparation and analysis of basic financial statements.
• Intuit QuickBooks Certified User Online certification exam
Medical Billing & Coding:
Gain the skills you need to enter one of the fastest-growing fields in allied health as a medical billing specialist. In this program, you will gain practical experience working with the main coding manuals in the field, the ICD-10-CM and the CPT. Learn the legal, ethical, and regulatory concepts that are central to this field.
• Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) national certification exam
Pharmacy Technician Career Professional:
Prepare to be a professional Pharmacy Technician dedicated to assisting Registered Pharmacists in quality pharmacy operational procedures. Learn to assist the Pharmacist filling prescriptions, ordering products and inventory control, as well as billing and receiving payments.
• Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) or the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) certification exam
Physical Therapy Technician:
Learn the knowledge, practices, and techniques needed to prepare for the AMCA Physical Therapy Technician certification exam. Throughout this course, you will read assigned text, complete reflective and practice activities, watch videos demonstrating procedure and research more information on assigned topics. Recommended Prerequisites: High School Graduate or GED holder.
• AMCA Physical Therapy Technician certification exam
• This is a live, online class: December 1, 2020 – January 14, 2021, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00-10:00 pm
Apply now at https://clevelandstatecc.theknowledgebase.org. Limited scholarship spots are available in each class. “This is a life changing opportunity that will provide training for high demand jobs and help individuals start a new career,” added Ms. Byerly. “We are committed to serving our region and offering training like these that meet the needs of our communities."
The Quick Job Recovery Bootcamps are funded with the help of the Tennessee Department of Human Services. TDHS has provided more than $300,000 in Tennessee Community CARES Program funding to the Cleveland State Community College Foundation. This program was created to deliver free workforce training to lead to gainful employment of those within the college’s service area who lost their source of income and economic security due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this year, the TDHS awarded grant assistance to 656 non-profit organizations across the state serving Tennessee communities. TDHS, along with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group, created the program to invest $150 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds to help the workforce during these times.
For more information, you can call the Office of Workforce and Economic Development at Cleveland State Community College at 423-473-2270 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the college at ClevelandStateCC.edu.
This project is funded under a grant contract with the Tennessee Department of Human Services through the TN Community CARES Program.