Ready to cure the healthcare worker shortage

These 10 area teenagers are ready to cure the healthcare worker shortage.

The high school juniors are enrolled in the Capital Region BOCES Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers program on the Schoharie Campus. They are among 84 students enrolled in the program on the Albany and Schoharie campuses this school year.

“I chose this program because I want to help people. During COVID a lot of people left the professional and I want to help overcome the problems that caused,” said Gabrielle Monda, who is enrolled in the program from the Schalmont.

“My mom is a nurse and I want to follow in her footsteps,” added classmate Alivia Cardy from Duanesburg.

Students in the Two-Year Sequence of Health Careers program learn the skills necessary to earn certification as a Home Health Aide (HHA) and Personal Care Aide (PCA) and Nurse Assistant (NA).

Pictured with teachers Laurie Itskov and Linda Kiefer are students Cayden Savino, BKW; Todd Sunora and Justin Osborne, Guilderland; Gabrielle Monda, Schalmont; Kya Oliver, Brianna Hooks and Olivia Leonard, Cobleskill-Richmondville; Alivia Cordy, Victoria Croote and Carson Killenberger, Duanesburg.