Austin Community College and Dwyer Workforce Development have teamed up to launch a new, innovative nurse-training program right here in Central Texas. The new partnership will bring together federal, state, and local resources to create new pathways for those looking to enter the healthcare industry. Organizers say the program will support scholars who lack opportunity, improve the healthcare staffing crisis, and therefore improve the lives of seniors.
The program will launch with the college’s Continuing Education fast-track certified nurse aides (CNA) program, with additional support provided through Workforce Solutions Capital Area and other partners. The program intends to train 100 CNAs in the first part of the partnership.