Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) recently granted Errol Webley (center), a Dietary Supervisor at Menorah Life in St. Petersburg a Career Climb Scholarship Award.
FHCA awarded $2,000 in Career Climb Scholarship Awards to three long term care employees. Each recipient is considered among the best and brightest working in FHCA member nursing centers and assisted living facilities. Webley received $500 to help him pursue a Certified Dietary Manager Food Management Program.
“Florida’s senior generation continues to grow, and so is the necessity for invested care professionals to look after them,” said Emmett Reed, Chief Executive Officer of Florida Health Care Association. “Errol Webley has been diligent in pursuing this career, and FHCA is proud to support him as he works toward his certification, progresses his career, and helps meet Florida’s needs.”
Award recipients must currently be enrolled in a program to advance their studies, demonstrate a commitment to the residents entrusted in their care, show leadership potential among their peers, and share a personal story, describing why they are choosing to advance their long term care career.
Other Career Climb award winners included:
- Courtney Urban, Area Business Office Manager at Palm Garden of Tampa, who received $750 to continue her degree work in Long Term Care Administration; and
- Rakeem Screen, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Seven Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center in Tallahassee, who received $750 to pursue an LPN degree.
The Career Climb Scholarship was established to provide resources for FHCA member nursing center and assisted living facility staff to further their education and advance their long term care careers. Scholarships are awarded twice a year and funded through the Florida Health Care Education & Development Foundation, the Association’s charitable foundation.