FVTC partnering with district to make students more employable

October 27, 2011

From thenorthwestern.com: “FVTC partnering with district to make students more employable” — Tucked into the back sleeve of her binder is a piece of paper mapping out Miranda Martinez’s class schedule for the next few months.

Between classes, lab work and clinical sessions, Martinez will be busy. And that’s in addition to her regular high school coursework.

The 17-year-old is going through nursing assistant classes through Fox Valley Technical College that will give her the skills she needs to land a job after she finishes her high school studies. For Martinez, that means she won’t have to take food and drink orders while working her way through college.

“I can see myself working as a CNA as I work through my (general studies),” she said.

Martinez is one of six students from the Oshkosh school district’s Riverside Program, which allows students to earn a high school diploma in an alternative high school setting. Martinez and three others are involved in the nursing assistant program. Two other students are taking welding classes.



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