A Conversation with Adult Workforce Student Graduate, Teria Newell

Teria Newell came to BCAT after looking at many other programs and colleges for phlebotomy. She selected BCAT on the recommendation of her niece who said, “Aunty, the program is amazing, encouraging and free!” Teria’s niece is a graduate of BCAT’s sterile processing program, so she knew firsthand the impact BCAT can have on someone’s career. On July 29, Teria earned her national certification in phlebotomy after completed her coursework at BCAT.  She is actively looking for a job with…

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Phlebotomy Students Visit Catholic Health Systems

Real Life Experience, by Elizabeth Swanson Elizabeth Swanson doesn’t just teach phlebotomy at BCAT, she makes sure our adults know what working in a lab is like. She recently toured Sister’s Hospital with the students, and this is what she had to share. As the Phlebotomy instructor at BCAT, I wanted to give my students not only an inside look at a laboratory environment, but the opportunity to network with each other and the staff at the lab. Last month,…

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A new path forward for career development and park conservancy

JUNE 28, 2021 — Featured in Buffalo Magazine’s July issue. Quentin Jackson never imagined he’d play a role in beautifying the neighborhood park he jogged through nearly every day growing up on Buffalo’s East Side. Jackson, 55, could see Martin Luther King Jr. Park as a kid from his father’s house at the corner of Fillmore and North Parade avenues and had always admired its beauty. Back then, his dreams centered on becoming a professional basketball player, but life got…

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Bank of America Awards BCAT with Funding to Support Economic Mobility Initiatives

BUFFALO, JUNE 3, 2021 —  This past March, BCAT announced a new scholarship-based medical billing and insurance upskill preparation program. This initiative is generously funded by Bank of America and will increase access and opportunity for adults looking to grow their careers in high-demand health care fields. Additional funding was provided by Bank of America this June. “BCAT is proud to offer a course that includes the essential and additional skills adults currently working in health care need to advance…

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