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Health Profession Opportunity Grant Buffalo

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Your Career In Health Care Starts Here!

HPOG Buffalo offers training for health care occupations that are in high demand. The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has partnered with Erie 1 BOCES, Erie Community College and Erie 2 BOCES to provide training in the following: Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Secretary, Medical Coder, Pharmacy Technician, Certified Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide. Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are also available to cover training and related expenses associated with health related demand occupations, such as, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist Assistant, Surgical Technologist, and Dental Assistant. Partners include: Trocaire College, D'Youville College, Villa Maria College and EOC.

Certified Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide

7 Weeks


Medical Secretary

6 Months

$25, 812

Licensed Practical Nurse

1 Year


Registered Nurse

2 Years


Pharmacy Technician

2-3 Months


Registered Medical Assistant

1 Year


Physical Therapist Assistant

2 Years


Surgical Technologist

2 Years


Radiologic Technologist

2 years

$49, 760



Information sessions are held daily at the Buffalo Employment & Training Center:

Mondays at 1pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9am

No appointment necessary

Questions? Please call us at 716.856.5627 and ask to speak with an HPOG case manager




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This web page  was supported by Grant # 90FX0031 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium, Inc. on behalf of the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (WIB). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS. The WIB was one of 32 projects, awarded nationwide, through the Health Profession Opportunity Grants program, part of the Affordable Care Act.

HPOG is a study funded by the Federal government and is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve skills and find better jobs. During the study, eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.”