Career Technical Education Initiative money to Bourbon County schools.
Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort
Scott Community is pleased to announce that eleven area high school students
have passed the State Certified Nursing Aide exam while enrolled at FSCC with
the help of Senate Bill 155. In addition
to preparing for a future career in healthcare, each student has earned a
thousand dollars for their school under the rules of SB 155.
155 (also known as the Career Technical Education
Initiative) is most famous for offering free tuition to high school students
for approved technical courses at Kansas technical schools and community
colleges. However, students that
complete a technical program of study earn a $1000 for their high school.
Rockhold, Uniontown’s Superintendent and High School Principal, said, “Uniontown HS partnered with Fort Scott
Community to ensure our students had access to vocational opportunities that
result in a career ready credential.”
High School had four students pass the CNA exam and will receive $4000.
“The reality that four students have
just completed the CNA certification program is a fruit of this
partnership. Students are accessing quality vocational programs and they
are succeeding. What a blessing to provide quality educational
opportunities that result in career readiness.”
Beckham, Superintendent of Fort Scott Schools, adds, “I was thrilled to hear that five of
our students fulfilled the requirements necessary and I am very appreciative of
the partnership that exists between FSCC and USD #234.”
Scott High School had five students pass the CNA exam and will receive $5000.
High School also had two students pass the CNA exam and will receive $2000.
The CNA program takes one semester to
complete and earns the student four college credit hours. It is one of the shortest programs eligible
for SB 155 money and one of the most common stepping-stones to careers in
healthcare, nursing and medicine.
The CNA course available through the Allied
Health program is one of 90 courses offered on the FSCC campus in Fort Scott
that are eligible for SB 155 funding.
Eligible programs include Agriculture,
Allied Health, Business, Computers, Construction Trades, Cosmetology, Criminal
Justice, Environmental Water Technology and Nursing Courses.
Regena Lance, Dean of Instruction at FSCC,
said, “This is an amazing opportunity for high school students! I encourage any interested student to take
full advantage of what FSCC offers.”
FSCC had 144 students funded by SB 155. Those students took 908 hours. This resulted in more than $80,000 in tuition
dollars paid by the state. Fees, textbooks and other costs paid by the student
are not included in that figure.
Lance continued, “We also look forward to
our current students continuing with the vocational programs, getting a
certification, credential or license and bringing home more money to schools.”
interested in taking FSCC courses during high school should contact Tom Havron,
Director of Admissions at 223-2700 x.3520.