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Sitrin Partners with GPO Federal Credit Union and Bank of America Charitable Foundation to Offer CNA Scholarships

Job Training, Guaranteed Employment

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (June 12, 2024) – The Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center is offering eight full-tuition scholarships for individuals interested in enrolling in the Madison-Oneida BOCES Nursing Aide Training program.

The 125-hour CNA course includes 95 classroom and skills lab hours plus 30 clinical hours. The scholarships will not only cover tuition, but will also pay for associated costs including books, uniforms, shoes, watch and NYS exam fees.

These scholarships were made possible thanks to generous contributions from GPO Federal Credit Union and The Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be guaranteed employment at Sitrin.

“If you want to help people, weren’t sure how to begin a career in nursing, or thought school might be too expensive, then this is the program for you,” said Brenda Cobane, vice president of long-term care.

Individuals who receive the scholarships and complete the training must sign a two-year employment contract with Sitrin.

Sitrin is a not-for-profit corporation with a history of firsts in the region and a reputation for delivering advanced health care and wellness opportunities that enhance quality of life. In addition to nine houses for long-term, residential-style living, Sitrin offers a comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) and Diagnostic and Treatment Center, as well as an inpatient rehab unit. Cedarbrook Enriched Housing and Assisted Living, Gan Kavod residences for medically complex individuals with intellectual disabilities, and a specialized NeuroCare Unit for patients with Huntington’s Disease and ALS are also among Sitrin’s specialized services.

It also offers a child care center for infant to preschool children, comprehensive care for veterans, STARS adaptive sports program, adult day care program, dental clinic, aquatic therapy and a wellness and aquatic center.

To apply for the scholarship, click here.

For any questions, please contact bcobane@sitrin.com

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