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Free Job Training for Medical Office Assistants


The City University of New York was awarded $19.86 million through the United States Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program to offer CUNY Career Path, a three–year program aimed at supporting adult students in career advancement and successful college transition, and building CUNY's capacity to serve adult workers.

Queensborough Community College receives major award from the U.S. Department of Labor for allied health career training and workforce development. 

Marine Hospital, Digital ID 104767, New York Public LibraryDenise Ward, Project Director and Dean for Continuing Education and Workforce Development at Queensborough Community College said, "We are thrilled to be sponsoring this unique opportunity for job-seeking New Yorkers. Well-trained and certified workers in the allied healthcare field are in demand in New York City and attainment of these skills, certifications and college degrees are a sound stepping-stone for entrée into area healthcare institutions and group doctors' office. We will be able to serve hundreds of job seekers during the next three years and hope that many displaced workers will take advantage of this essentially free offering."

Queensborough Community College is offering a Career PATH Medical Office Assistant program:

  • Earn 3 college credits
  • American Heart Association Certification
  • National Healthcare Association Certification

Support services available

  • Remedial educational programs
  • Career counseling
  • Life skills support
  • Job preparedness and placement
  • Internships

Minimum Eligibility

  • 18 years old and up
  • Displaced or unemployed
  • New York State resident
  • U.S. work authorized
  • 10th grade reading Level
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Not currently enrolled in a CUNY program
  • Desire to go to college (participants must take the CUNY Assessment Test)

Open House Days

Open house recruitment will be on Thursday, April 11, 2013 and Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. sharp, at the Chinese-American Planning Council Workforce Development Division, 165 Eldridge Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10002.

Travel directions: Take the B, D trains to Grand Street, or take the F train to Delancy Street.

For more information, please call 212-941-0041.

The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc., which was founded in 1965, is one of the largest non-profit providers of educational, social and community services for Asian-Americans in the U.S. As it enters the 5th decade of community service, it presents a new era of service to the world wide web community with over 70 social services and 29 locations in New York City. You can learn more about the Chinese-American Planning Council...

To learn more about CUNY Career-Path free job training programs, please visit Job Search Central at 188 Madison Avenue and 34th Street.


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