In the News

In the News

Visit the links below to read media coverage on Professional & Workforce Training programs and activities.

Next Generation Nursing Assistant Initiative

An innovative state program offers free nursing assistant training to grapple with a labor shortage that has left care providers scrambling.

Answering the Call

Due to workforce shortages, the National Guard were called up to help care for residents in long-term care facilities across Minnesota. Before being deployed, service members attended nursing assistant training through Professional & Workforce Training to acquire the knowledge and skills to provide excellent care.

Next Generation Nursing Assistant Training

We are part of the Next Generation Nursing Assistant by the Governor to train 1000 new CNAs in January by providing free tuition.

Looking to learn more about this new program?

Orientation to the Operating Room

Anoka Technical College’s Professional & Workforce training partnered with Allina Health to create a customized orientation for new operating room registered nurses utilizing AORN’s Periop101 program and our simulated operating room. The model has resulted in better nurse retention to this specialized position and less reliance on temporary nursing staff.