Healthcare Institute debuts Virtual Learning Lab

Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 4:54 PM CST
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The Healthcare Workforce Training Institute opened a new Virtual Learning Lab.

The Healthcare Workforce Training Institute’s Lab is opening thanks in part to a donation from the Dove Community Foundation, who received a $17,000 grant from the Royal Credit Union Foundation. This new Lab will help make health care training more accessible for students across the state. The Institute will start out using the Lab for a class that advances nursing home CNA’s to medication aides.

The class will be available for the first time in Wis. as a hybrid format.

“Not just videos, it’s actually being able to allow the students to be at home or at work, but then they can actually touch things in our classroom online and work together as a team,” Paula Gibson, Director of Healthcare Workforce Training Institute, said.

Gibson says the Healthcare Workforce Training Institute is one of only two providers of the medication aide training in the state, and previously some students have had to travel hours multiple times to take the classes.

This Lab will cut back the time and the money these students will have to spend to become certified.