Health Occupations students receive Personal Support Specialist (PSS) Certificates
Through the Health Occupations program at the St. John Valley Technology Center these young adults have explored the medical field and practiced basic nursing skills through clinical experience and internships. During the past two years they have successfully passed and receive two nationally recognized industry certifications and two State of Maine industry certification. Last year they all received American Heart Association HeartSaver First Aid & CPR certification along with a State of Maine Certified Nursing Assistant certification. This year they received American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS CPR/AED certification and
Personal Support Specialist certification. All of these nine students have been accepted at University of Maine Fort Kent (UMFK) two into the Allied Health Program and the other seven into the Nursing BSN program. Eight of these young ladies are working in area facilities as Certified Nursing Assistants and are determined to become nurses. Austin has also been accepted at Eastern Maine Community College where he plans to follow his dream to become a radiographer.
Picture left to right standing: Alyssa Belanger, Molly Jerkins, Alexis Lovley, Lydia Dionne, Sylvie Guimond, Austin Dechaine. Sitting: Alyssa Raymond, Kayla Martin, Makayla Voisine