For Immediate Release: February 26, 2018
Media Contact: Tony Cook, Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Phone: (504) 671-5478
New Orleans – At a Feb. 6 graduation ceremony, 13 students who participated in the first Clinical Medical Assistant evening program offered by Delgado Community College Workforce Development received their certificates of completion.
The training was funded in part by a $125,000 grant from the Capital One Foundation. The grant provides for non-credit training to accelerate a student along a career or academic pathway in either Allied Health or Information Technology. Students who complete the program can receive up to 12 credit hours toward an Allied Health degree at Delgado.
As part of the grant, a professional career navigator is provided to assist students with resume-writing and finding jobs.
The students were divided into two groups to complete their externships at the Oaklawn and Lakeview locations of Doctors After Hours.
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Pictured with graduates of the first Clinical Medical Assistant evening program offered by Delgado Community College Workforce Development, back row, from left, Technical Programs Director Kiedra Williams, Vice Chancellor Arlanda Williams, and back row, far right, Chancellor Joan Davis.
About Delgado Community College
Founded in 1921, Delgado Community College is the New Orleans region’s largest higher education institution and Louisiana’s oldest and largest community college. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and by industry organizations, Delgado provides students with the most comprehensive array of educational services available in the greater New Orleans region. Go to www.dcc.edu for more information.