Antonio Taylor: A Nurse in the Making
By Clintondra Wadley, Program Coordinator
Telamon Corporation congratulates Antonio Taylor on his certification as a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA). Antonio came into Telamon's youth program in January as a low-income, out-of-school adolescent with basic skills deficiency in math, and lacking skills required for employment. Antonio was interested in obtaining a job, but recognized that he needed training and experience. A thorough skills and interest assessment resolved that he had a keen interest in nursing. With guidance from the Youth Specialist, Antonio was enrolled into Certified Nurse Assistance (CNA) classroom training. This training would provide the occupational skills needed to secure a job in the healthcare field. Obtaining a CNA was Antonio's first step in his endeavor to become a nurse. Now that he is a licensed CNA, he plans to get a job to support his siblings and enroll in Ogeechee Technical College. This fall, he will begin his studies for his Licensed Practical Nurses degree and later his Registered Nurses degree. Antonio applied for a position at Brown's Nursing Rehabilitation Center where he awaits clearance from the Director of Nursing to work. We are certain this determined young man will reach his goals if he continues to exhibit a strong work ethic as he has in the past. Congratulations Antonio, Telamon is proud of you!