Laurel Highlands Workforce & Opportunity Center

Patrick R. Wallace |

This past Saturday, December 9th, 2023, we graduated our second class of Clinical Medical Assistants at the Laurel Highlands Workforce & Opportunity Center in Greensburg, PA.

My late father-in-law, Dick Dickert, used to say “You can change the world one life at a time”. Our second class of cohorts started with 12 individuals, 8 of which completed the 28-week program who became Certified Medical Assistants and the newest employees to our local medical system. As we pledged to eliminate every barrier that has precluded them from getting an education, these 8 individuals can now provide for themselves, their families, and our community.

Thank you to all who have supported our center. We are changing the world one life at a time. Our newest group of cohorts begins with 16 individuals. This class will graduate mid-May 2024. We are working to develop additional certification programs that align with our community labor needs. We also are starting to collaborate with the nonprofits in our area to be a hub for resources and best practices that can facilitate solving our collective social ills.


Patrick R. Wallace