District Nets Prestigious Certification Credentials From State Program

District Nets Prestigious Certification Credentials From State Program
Posted on 04/14/2021

Robertson County Schools is a recent stand-out with Tennessee Pathways; the statewide partnership between the state Department of Education and the Tennessee Board of Regents.

 

Tennessee Pathways is the K-12 initiative under Tennessee’s Drive to 55 which was created to ensure at least 55 percent of Tennesseans have a college degree or certificate by 2025 and can access more career opportunities in their communities across the state.

 

The program supports cooperation and alliance among K-12, postsecondary, and industry to provide students with relevant education and training to jumpstart their postsecondary degrees and credentials. Students, with their certificate, degree or credential, can transition easily into the workforce and contribute to the success of our economy.

 

Three Robertson County Schools high schools recently received this prized certification in two different areas.

 Ashley Corbin

Amber Presley and Jan Wallace

Greenbrier High School’s Therapeutic Services program, under the instruction of Jan Wallace, is currently one of only 11 such programs in the entire state of Tennessee to receive certification.  Students who complete the capstone course can now earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification and are able to gain dual credit in Medical Terminology with Vol State Community College.

 

Three high schools in the state of Tennessee have Pathways certified Diagnostic Services programs, and Robertson County Schools has two of these with Jo Byrns and White House Heritage.  Students completing the POS and Cardiovascular services class can test for EKG Technician Certification, as well as dual credit in Medical Terminology from Vol State.  The instructors for these two programs are Ashley Corbin and Amber Presley.

 

Local industry partners who have helped these programs reach certification are: Northcrest Medical Center, Crossroads Medical, and Dr. James Ferland.  Vol State Community College is the district’s post-secondary partner.

 

Wallace, Corbin, and Presley have excelled in building these outstanding programs and added these areas of certification to their own instructional skill sets and credentials.

 

Each of these three programs are preparing health science students at the highest level for jobs or further study in the health-care industry.

 

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