Baltimore City Community College, Goodwill Industries, and CVS Health Launch Mock Pharmacy for Specialized Training

Partnership offer Students in Baltimore innovative hands-on training workforce training for pharmacy technicians and retails sales associates     

BALTIMORE, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives from Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), Goodwill Industries and CVS Health will unveil a mock CVS Pharmacy on October 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Goodwill Headquarters, at 222 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. The first graduating class will be honored at the event and tours of the Training Center will be available.

The CVS Mock Pharmacy is a dynamic component of BCCC and Goodwill's workforce training initiative for certified pharmacy technicians and retail sales associates. The program includes job readiness soft-skills training combined with classroom and field-based clinical instruction, creating a pipeline of pharmacy technicians and retail store employees.

The CVS Mock Pharmacy provides a hands-on work experience to familiarize participants with all aspects of the pharmacy technician job and retail store responsibilities. Pharmacy technician trainees are provided a 16-week pre-apprenticeship program, consisting of pharmacy calculations and theory courses, and CPR certification at Goodwill's Career Center, followed by a six-week Pharmacy Technician Clinical Externship provided by CVS Health. Each participant will sit for Maryland's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) upon the completion of the training program.

Expected guests in attendance include Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, Secretary Kelly Schultz, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation and Deena Speights-Napata, MA, Executive Director, Maryland Board of Pharmacy.

WHO: Goodwill Industries, Baltimore City Community College and CVS Pharmacy
WHAT: Launch of educational mock pharmacy
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 10 a.m.
WHERE: 222 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Media Contacts

Daniel Staples
Director of Communications
Baltimore City Community College

Jonathan Balog
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc. provides job training, job placement and other human services for people who are unemployed or face other challenges to employment, including people with significant disabilities.

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College's campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the City.

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