JBC, community celebrates success of ESL medical students

JAMESTOWN – A group of leaders from the Hispanic community and Jamestown Business College officials recently met to celebrate the success of JBC’s first cohort of English as a Second Language students in the Medical Office program and to discuss the next stage of the program. They were joined by a group of students who are part of the ESL Cohort.

The program cohort, which currently includes a total of 17 students, began in fall 2013 and was aimed at filling a need in the medical community.

JBC President David Conklin said, “We realized a need in our community medical offices bilingual employees who were trained in the medical office field,” he said. “With research and support from leaders in the Hispanic community, we decided to launch our first cohort and it has been very successful.”

The first cohort of ESL students is slated to graduate this November.

Plans are currently in place to begin another ESL cohort at JBC in fall 2014 in the Medical Office program or in the Business Administration/Marketing and Management program. Those interested should call Director of Admissions, Brenda Salemme, at 488-3023.

Jamestown Business College offers business-focused Associate and Bachelor degrees and certificate programs that include targeted professional development activities.

For more information on registering for these programs, call 664-5100 or visit us online at www.JamestownBusinessCollege.edu.