The latest graduating class of GPTC’s certified nurse aide program have several reasons to be extra proud this New Year. Not only did the class of seven all complete their studies during an intense 8-week long program, but four did so while working on high school equivalency credentials and three were studying English as a Second Language. As if that wasn’t enough, each student successfully passed their licensure exam, officially making them Certified Nurse Aides or C.N.As.

Crowd at C.N.A. ceremony
Dec. 2, 2022 – There was a packed house of loved ones for the CNA graduation.
The class of CNA students cheering
The most recent class of CNA graduates gave a hearty ‘woo hoo!’ at their ceremony. Left to right are: Susan Beal (instructor) Shaquita Scott, Jasmine Oliver, Katrina Randolph, Kiden Gebru, Alekie Porter, Xuejing Bai, Sandrine Kayiga, and Maria Patterson (instructor).
Cake for CNA graduates
Attendees enjoyed a celebratory cake after the ceremony.

To help them along the arduous journey, community partners like the Partnership for Community Action and Truist Bank picked up tuition tabs and provided stipends to assist with school expenses, transportation, and/or childcare.

All seven graduates are employed in field and gearing up for a successful 2023 and beyond. Congratulations!