CSIU program helps those interested in working in health care field

19 Mar 2021 9:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Gretchen Heintzelman's plans for a nursing career got off track but a free program offered by the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit put her back on course and today the Lewisburg resident is employed as a registered nurse.

Heintzelman, 34, is among 1,378 participants in the CSIU's federally-funded Work Attributes Toward Careers in Health (WATCH) Project which helps income-eligible individuals interested in working in the health care field as a direct care worker (DCW), certified nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, phlebotomist or registered nurse by providing training, financial assistance and other resources.

In 2010, CSIU was awarded $9.2 million for the program and in 2015 received another $7.5 million grant to continue it.

Of the participants, 1,131 individuals have completed training in the past decade, said Katherine Vastine, WATCH Project program manager.

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