Unitek Supports Student-to-Staff Initiative Through Educational Assistant Program
Unitek Learning now offers career-advancement opportunities to recent nursing graduates. Through the Educational Assistant (EA) program, participants who do not have six years of nursing experience can receive training in adult learning, procure a teaching certificate from the state of California, and become a nursing faculty member.
La’ren Cyr is a new graduate of the EA program. While she started her career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), she furthered her education and became a Registered Nurse (RN). La’ren has continued to pursue her educational goals with Unitek. Motivated by a VN instructor position at the Concord campus, La’ren began her journey as an Educational Assistant. In less than 9 weeks, she earned her teaching credential and board approval. This makes La’ren a board-approved, full time nursing faculty member.