By Connor Sannito
Typically, only one or two high school students enroll in the CNA course offered at NWTC. This year, there will be nine Sturgeon Bay high school students. The tough six-week course offers on the job training and real-life experience- an incredibly unique opportunity for local high school students.
After the rigors of the course, students can walk away with the credentials to go and work as an actual CNA assistant at a nursing home or hospital. This can also be used as a stepping stone to further their career in the medical field.
Jennifer O’Handley, the Sturgeon Bay high school guidance counselor, had this to say identifying why there is such a sharp increase in students enrolling in this year.
In other words, this increase is just an example of how Sturgeon Bay high school is striving for students to get hands-experience as quickly as possible. Ostensibly, it is important for students to get exposed and offered the opportunity to learn about the fields their interested in before graduating high school.