Defining success on your terms.
Since our inception in 2013, our workforce development programs have focused on preparing adults for careers in healthcare, specifically medical coding, phlebotomy, and pharm tech.
But, as our region evolves, so have the needs of employers, so we continue to expand our offerings to include an upskill program for medical billing and insurance, and are rolling out a series of IT and customer service trainings in the near future.
Additionally, to meet local market-demand, we offered a landscape maintenance program in early 2021 and will offer it again in January 2022.
Rapid growth in the medical field has created an imbalance, as many employers struggle to fill critical open positions despite the large number of underemployed and unemployed adults in our city. BCAT’s response is to directly align our workforce development training with industry needs.
BCAT creates opportunities.
Each year, we partner with top medical leaders to develop a no cost training curriculum with internship opportunities for young adults and adults continuing their education. Thanks to our generous donors, each student receives a full scholarship to cover the cost of tuition and books.
The BCAT model gives our adult learners the opportunity to not only receive training and academic education, but also: professional development, social-emotional development, and a dedicated support system to help them navigate their new journey.
Students enrolled in BCAT’s adult workforce program must exhibit appropriate attendance as well as appropriate workplace behavior, attire and communication skills.
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BCAT is a New York State Education Department-licensed program, and the curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the administrators of Erie County Medical Center; Kaleida Health; Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Catholic Health Systems.