A ceremony at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, August 2nd celebrated the first graduates of a new training program to provide advancement for entry-level health care workers.
The 21 graduates completed a program that allowed them to take classes to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs) while maintaining an income to support themselves and their families. All began as certified nurse assistants (CNAs) and took classes for 20 hours a week over the last year while working for 20 hours.
The CNA to LPN Program is facilitated by FLCC in partnership with the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center at SUNY Brockport, Rochester Regional Health, RochesterWorks!, and Finger Lakes Works.
Locate Finger Lakes is an economic development initiative designed to assist and foster collaboration among the established economic development efforts with targeted, proactive, marketing communications and networking. The organization is focused on directing local, national and international business leaders to Finger Lakes information and inspire them to look closely at the region’s assets enabling their businesses, their families and their employees’ families to thrive.
The initiative is based on collaboration with a number of community and academic partners including Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Director Kathryn J. Boor, Danny Wegman, Seneca County IDA Executive Director Bob Aronson and Mike Manikowski, Executive Director of the Ontario County Office of Economic Development.
WHY: Non-profit organizations have important missions to accomplish in today’s society. Every Executive Director wants to dedicate all funds to accomplish the mission. There is seldom any left over to help develop themselves and their management team. This program is intended to support the management teams of non-profit organizations by helping them to improve their leadership skill sets without diverting funding intended for their mission and clients.
WHO: Supervisors, Managers and Directors of non-profit organizations. Actually, anyone who has to get work accomplished through others’ efforts.
WHAT: One 4-hour training workshop. The workshop reviews the following topics:
• Performance Management – Setting Expectations
• Performance Management – Coaching for Excellence
• Performance Management – Counseling for Competence
• Manager AND Leader; Embrace the Genius of “AND”