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Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy at the MassHire Career Fair

MassHire Southbridge Career Fair was successfully held Thursday, October 26 at the MassHire Southbridge Career Center located within the Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center, 14 Mechanic Street.
Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy was one of the featured training providers. The career fair was open to the public and over 100 training candidates participated. Prospective trainees who may be eligible for MassHire grant funds were provided prescreening at the event. Along with training providers, ten area employers were also in attendance. 
MassHire Career Center maintained its strong support for the Practical Nursing Students of Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy in Charlton for the past several years, serving as a resource center. Practical Nursing students on the rigorous program at Bay Path Practical Nursing Academy benefit from assistance offered by MassHire. The Practical Nursing students are academically qualified students who, despite other financial or social circumstances, have persevered and remained dedicated to their nursing journey and future success.
“Our Practical Nursing students are blessed to be a part of MassHire’s programs,” said Academy director Gretheline Bolandrina. “MassHire has helped and prepared many of our students and graduates since 2016, with job readiness techniques and tuition grants as they pursue their nursing career and navigate the healthcare system. MassHire gives our practical nursing students a chance to master their expertise in nursing skills and help make a difference in their lives as they start their nursing career.” Career readiness is a significant focus for MassHire. For the academic year 2023-2024, multiple practical nursing students received $8,000 tuition grants.
In addition to providing support, online and hands-on assistance is available. MassHire also works closely with practical nursing students when they graduate providing support and assistance with NCLEX-PN preparation and the actual exam. Added work includes coaching graduates in resume-writing techniques, job interviewing best practices and other skills that not only help during a job search but are also relevant once they’re in the workforce. MassHire Worcester Career Center is located at 340 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA 01608