Marion CNA program

Senior Samantha Benavides holds a dummy's leg during the certified nurses assistant program Marion started this year through Alamo Colleges.

A group of Marion High School seniors are poised to take a test in the next coming weeks that can help them with a career in the medical field.

The students are the first at the school to participate in the Certified Nursing Assistant program, which, gives them the skills, knowledge and tools to join the workforce straight out of high school.

They have the ability to learn the in’s and out’s of what it takes to become a CNA while in a classroom and in a practical setting at an area facility.

The program is a big step for the students. It gets them closer to achieving their goals in the medical field, while affording them the ability to work while they do it — and not rack up a lot of student debt.

The district is also doing it’s part by helping create interest into a field that is needing a little boost.

Additionally, it engages students and helps them realize some of their options for the future.

And it’s never to early to start thinking about the steps to take when it comes to what you’re going to do next.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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