OTCT, OHRH partner to host phlebotomy career fair

September 4, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated September 4, 2021 | 12:02 am

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Owensboro Community and Technical College’s Workforce Solutions division has partnered with a Owensboro Health Regional Hospital to host a phlebotomy career fair this Thursday, offering identical sessions at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

OHRH recruiters will be on hand to share information about employment and the healthcare facilities fast track training partnership with OCTC, where hired applicants can earn wages while training to become certified phlebotomists. Phlebotomists are people trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research.

The career fair will be held in conference room 8 at OCTC’s Downtown Campus (1501 Frederica St.). Applicants hired for this Phlebotomy Work & Learn program will train on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. for a 10-week period. Regular work hours will be based on the employer’s schedule. Tuition and other course costs may be paid by the healthcare facility.

“This is a proven opportunity and we are grateful to our partners to be able to offer it again,” said Cindy Fiorella, Vice President of Workforce Solutions. “Student can not only start a career with one of the top employers in our area, but also get their training completely paid for.”

The event is open to the public and will provide assistance with the employment application process. Initial interviews will also be conducted.

Interested individuals may choose to attend the 9 a.m. or the 2 p.m. session. The multiple offerings of the 2-hour sessions are structured to allow for physical distancing and cleaning between sessions.

Masks are required. Officials ask that individuals do not attend if they are exhibiting COVID symptoms.

Reservations can be made by calling 270-686-4410 or emailing allyson.sanders@kctcs.edu.

September 4, 2021 | 12:07 am

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