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School of Allied Health Careers to Host Information Session on Student Assistance Offerings

By Griffin Hospital on 2/5/2015

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

DERBY, CT (Feb. 5, 2015) – Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health Careers and The Workplace will hold informational sessions on Monday, March 2 at 6 p.m. at the school, 300 Seymour Ave., Derby, to explain student assistance programs, including free tuition to the school through the Health Careers Opportunity Grant.

The School of Allied Health Careers is one of the first hospital-based schools of its kind to be authorized by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education and offers training, education, and certification for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Phlebotomy. The school’s spring semester starts in May.

The Health Careers Opportunity Program aims to increase the number of individuals from educationally or economically disadvantaged backgrounds who enter the health and allied health professions. The program provides stipends and financial planning resources to students and parents, as well as information about healthcare careers and training. In addition to assisting potential students in applying for a Health Careers Opportunity Grant, The Workplace will be offering information about student assistance for transportation and child care.

The Workplace is one of five Workforce Development Boards in the state. It works with employers and job seekers in Southwestern Connecticut to prepare people for careers while strengthening the workforce for employers.

To register or for more information, call 203.732.7578 by Feb. 27 and leave your name and telephone number.

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Christian Meagher
Communications Specialist
Griffin Hospital
130 Division St.
Derby, CT 06418
P: 203.732.7431
C: 203.520.1480
F: 203.732.7477

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