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Over 100 receive certification from Latte Training Academy

OVER 100 individuals received certification from the Latte Training Academy and its partners for completing short courses in allied health, hospitality and business management programs at Saipan World Resort and Kanoa Resort on Wednesday.

Island Training Solutions owner James T. Arenovski said the certification was a direct result of the use of CW training funds from the CNMI Scholarship Office.

At Kanoa Resort, 65 students received certification for bookkeeping, QuickBooks, office management, general hospitality, front-desk operations courses.

The Latte Training Academy or LTA also hosted a certification ceremony for 36 individuals who completed medical billing and coding, phlebotomy, and nursing assistant programs.

The Guam Marianas Training Center provided instruction for these allied health programs.

Latte Training Academy, through its partnership with the Guam Marianas Training Center, recognized 36 students who completed short courses in allied health programs. The certification ceremony was held in the Lilac Room of Saipan World Resort on Wednesday afternoon.  Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio Latte Training Academy, through its partnership with the Guam Marianas Training Center, recognized 36 students who completed short courses in allied health programs. The certification ceremony was held in the Lilac Room of Saipan World Resort on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Lori Lyn C. Lirio

Since 2013, Arenovski said, the LTA through its partners has taught and trained over 600 people who are now in the workforce.

“Most of the people in this room have been employed already,” Arenovski said in an interview after the certification ceremony at  Kanoa Resort.

“[These training programs] are not only for people who do not have a job, but also for people who are in the job but want a better one so they can advance — move up and grow,” he added.

LTA executive director Arielle Buyum said their graduates are also eligible to apply for the LTA Founders Scholarship Program. “If they want to go on for additional schooling, they can apply for a founders scholarship up to three years after they graduate from this course. We do continue with their education should they want to go on.”

Buyum said the LTA is a 501 (c3) non-profit organization that provides training programs. But instead of getting instructors, she said they utilize vendors such as Island Training Solutions and Guam Marianas Training Center.

“We offer training in order to prepare  program participants for employment…. We have great success with our students who are able to join the workforce immediately after certification,” Buyum said.