Latesa Woods

BCAT Grad in “The Buffalo News”

It takes a village not only to raise a child, but to employ an adult.

That’s one of the challenges facing the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology, the bright, airy Main Street facility with a twofold mission: use the arts to keep kids in school, and train adults for good jobs in Buffalo’s growing health care industry.

Modeled on a Pittsburgh program that has expanded internationally, but tweaked to meet Buffalo’s needs, BCAT is winding up its nine-month medical coding and pharmacy technician programs that include both classroom instruction and unpaid internships in hospitals, medical offices, pharmacies and billing sites.

But the program is still trying to find internships for three of its students. Jason Clark is one of them.

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