Posted on February 4, 2021
To support enhanced tutoring for 50 students at the CDI Career Academy, a sector-based workforce development program, to help address the students’ academic deficiencies in the initial job preparation Bridge Program conducted by CDI, and the Occupational Training offered by the Borough of Manhattan Community College (“BMCC”). In the Bridge Program, they will continue to offer tutoring hours to help students polish their reading and math skills to pass the Test for Adult Basic Education (“TABE”) exam, complete the Bridge programming, and enter Occupational Training. This enhanced tutoring will be offered to students taking part in all three of their Career Academy tracks — Medical Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, and Emergency Medical Technician. In the Occupational Training program at BMCC, they will introduce tutoring specifically devoted to Anatomy and Physiology, and include review and drilling on concepts and terminology, study skills, and text exams. Through these efforts, they anticipate that 90% (45/50) of their students will complete the Bridge programming and enter Occupational Training, and that 75% (36/45) of those with additional tutoring support will then complete the Occupational Training track, compared to just 54% now.