ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Health experts say there is a shortage of Certified Nurses Aides in South Georgia now, and that need is expected to get even larger in the future.
That is why Albany Technical College and Phoebe Health Systems held an information session Thursday night, looking for candidates to fill those jobs. The program would offer potential financial assistance to pay for training at Albany Tech in the nurses aide program, then an opportunity for jobs through Phoebe.
Phoebe Health Systems Assistant Vice President of Human Resources Tracy St. Amant said "We are looking for people who are interested in getting into the medical community. An occupation and we will be able to provide that financial assistance and education and employment opportunity at the end of the collaberation."
Albany Tech officials report that more than 14 % of the Dougherty County population is over the age of 65, and that aging population means nursing homes and medical facilities will see a big need for certified nurses aides. You can learn more information how to enroll here.