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Proclamation from Councilman Fernando Cabrera on ABC Training Center’s Community Impact
Councilman Fernando Cabrera is proud to recognize ABC Training Center for being a significant driver of the Bronx’s economic growth and the positive impact of their graduates in the community since 1972
New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein Bestows Proclamation Honoring ABC Training Center
New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein is proud to recognize ABC Training Center for their impact on the Bronx community
Metro: “Learn the skills of the healthcare industry at ABC Training Center”
Check out ABC Training Center’s feature in Metro, discussing how over 50,000 of our graduates in the healthcare industry have successfully found job placement through our partnerships with hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other medical facilities since 1972.
Deserving Caregivers Receive the Opportunity of a Lifetime – Thanks ABC CNA Training Center!
Hi everyone, Patti here to share some exciting news with you! ABC CNA Training Center awarded their second CNA Scholarship for their June enrollment period. The myCNAjobs Scholarship Team is thrilled to welcome Terrell H. from Queens, NY and Audrey S. from New York, NY to our program. Terrell H. applied not too long before his outstanding application was noticed by our Scholarship Team. After speaking to Terrell and realizing his eagerness to change his life I knew we had to award him the scholarship. Terrell has always had an interest in the healthcare field. Ever since high school he has been taking caregiver courses that will ultimately lead him to his dream of being a registered nurse. Terrell is also a youth, health and wellbeing advocate in his community. Not only is healthcare a big part of his life but he is also very passionate about it. Hearing that he received this scholarship, Terrell was overjoyed and ready to finally have a place to begin his career in healthcare. Audrey S. impressed our Scholarship Team with her story. Audrey has had extensive training in the caregiver field, she took care of her mother for about five years during which she realized that caregiving was her calling. She learned how to administer shots and properly make her mother as comfortable as possible. She hopes to one day be able to make a difference in people’s lives along with bringing pride to ABC Training Center. Her ability to be patient and caring made her the perfect candidate for this scholarship. Audrey has expressed her gratitude for this opportunity to both ABC Training Center and MyCNAjobs. Both Terrell and Audrey will be starting the CNA training program on June 27th! The staff at ABC Training Center is very excited to have two more caregivers join their program. Our team here at myCNAjobs believes it is extremely rewarding to see such passionate individuals finally fulfilling their dreams and seeing them make an impact on the healthcare community. We cannot wait to see how many lives Terrell and Audrey can change and how great they will do in this program. Once they finish training we will also help them find a job. How exciting right? Stay tuned for more on Terrell’s and Audrey’s great stories and how classes are going for them! Check out other myCNAjobs Scholarship Stories!
Bronx CNA School Extends Multiple Scholarships via myCNAjobs Scholarship Fund to Give Back to Local Community By Chanelle Fortier
March 17, 2016
ABC Wins Best Phlebotomy Education Award for New York State Two Years in a Row!!
ABC Training Center Receives 2015 Best Businesses of Bronx Award Bronx Award Program Honors the Achievement Bronx, August 31, 2015 — ABC Training Center has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Bronx Award in the Adult Education category by the Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program. Each year, the Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Bronx area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program and data provided by third parties. About the Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program The Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Bronx area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value. The Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy. SOURCE: Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program CONTACT: Best Businesses of Bronx Award Program Email: PublicRelations@BestBusinesses.biz
ABC Training Center’s phlebotomy program has been selected as the top phlebotomy program in the State of New York. This prestigious designation is reflective of your school and it’s phlebotomy program’s dedication to providing excellence in education.
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Instructor David Herwitz on how to make a living as a bartender.
David Herwitz is one of the most popular, experienced and knowledgeable bartending instructors in New York City. For more than 20 years, he earned a living exclusively behind the bar, everywhere from local pubs to two-star restaurants. Today, he is the director of a bartender training program at ABC Training Center in the Bronx.
Why is bartending a great skill to have?
“Bartending is a job that’s always readily available, even in an economy like this one. Bartenders are transient — a lot of actors, singers and writers. So the jobs turn over constantly; the need is great, and a good bartender can work as much as he or she wants. And the money’s good. For me, I made more than I did in the white-collar sector.”
How do you know if this is right for you?
“Having an excellent short term memory is helpful. You want to have a certain amount of coordination with your feet and hands. But, remember, what a lot of people think is speed is actually good pre-shift preparation–the bartender got there early, made sure everything was just where he would need it. It’s preparation and repetition. But if you have a confident personality, the technical part can be learned. I see schools where students are taught to race through an arbitrary number of drink preparations in a specific time period with a stopwatch, which is ridiculous. You can’t teach a bartender to be fast by doing that. The right way to teach speed is to teach the correct procedures, and have the student do them the right way–over and over and over again.”
What should a student look for in a bartenders training program?
“A lot of schools will posture and kind of insinuate that they’re selling you a license. In New York State there’s no such thing as a license to be a bartender. Bars are licensed, not bartenders. A lot of the schools are locked into a pre-approved, Department of Education curriculum. I mean, according to that, you’ve got to teach how to make a Grasshopper. Nobody orders that these days. There are schools out there that teach a bizarre, “bartender school” style of bartending that is instantly recognizable to people that hire bartenders, and generally disdained by them. My school is licensed by the Education Department too–but I wrote a MODERN, PRACTICAL curriculum and got it approved. It’s very detailed and thorough. So you should make sure you’re going to get experience in specific situations, not just recipes. You don’t want a school where the teacher simply recites out-dated drink recipes,the students write them down, and that’s it. There’s a LOT more to the job than that! The program should prepare students to be flexible and confident in every situation. I make sure to get students behind a real bar, serving real alcohol, for real money, to real customers.”