CVIT students on the way to their medical careers

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CVIT and GCC first year Medical Assistant and Nursing Assistant students at the GCC Gila Pueblo Campus in Globe. Pictured from left to right front row: Alissa Allen, Melissa Richmond, Jacelyn York, Adilene Grijalva, Cheyenne Cooper, Frankie Estrada, and Erica Felix. Middle row: Gila Community College Biology Instructor, Aaron Burk, Tracie Little, Charles Vargas, Destany Salas, Angelica Casillas, Makayla Tarron, Danielle Garcia, Alexis Trujillo, Cody Schcolnick, Savhanna Russell, Sherry Tidey, Briana Fischer, Brooke Epperson, and Ronnie Cabreros Jr. Back row: Blanca Lopez, Janni Mancinas, Aaron Hockaday, Michael Nunez, Alexis Tellez, Joseph Acosta, and Dennis Roupe Jr. Not pictured: Tori Copeland, Alyssa Danilow, Alexis Dennhardt, Jilissa Guerra, Kira Hendrix, and Julia Livingood. (Submitted photo)

Gila Community College’s Biology Instructor, Mr. Burk, and Medical Assistant and Nursing Assistant first year students are celebrating their first successes in their college careers; they successfully completed fall semester and are taking on the challenges of spring semester.

CVIT students from Globe, Miami , Superior and San Carlos are taking advantage of tuition free postsecondary Career and Technical Education thanks to a wonderful cooperative partnership between Cobre Valley Institute of Technology (CVIT) and Gila Community College (GCC).

“We are very proud of our students and wish them the very best and continuing success. CVIT students are very committed to their studies and spend much time in school but the benefits are great. After graduation they are ready to enter the workforce as skilled technicians and/or continue their college education to earn Associate and Bachelor’s degrees,” said Pete Guzman, Superintendent of CVIT.

Medical Assistants earn from $10.46 to $20.13 hourly and Nursing Assistants earn from $15.97 to $48.34 hourly (gathered from 2010 Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov). A CNA license is a prerequisite to the Register Nursing Program.

Registration for 2013-2014 school year is now open to Superior, Miami, Globe, San Carlos and Hayden-Winkelman high school students and those who are under 22 with a GED. For more information, please contact Beata Tarasiuk at CVIT: office: 928-425-9654, email: btarasiuk@cvit81.org.

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