A $497,938 federal grant to Gateway Technical College will help displaced workers and adult students get into health care careers.
The project will help workers in these fields increase math, reading, writing and oral communication abilities while preparing for careers in the field of allied health. Gateway plans to open this up to students accepted into all of its health programs, including nursing, physical therapy assistant, surgical technology, dental assistant, health information technology, community pharmacy technician, radiography and medical assistant.
The grant will include assessments of the participants, career counseling, classroom instruction, mentoring, and individual case management. Partners include Racine County Workforce Development Center, Wheaton Franciscan Health Care and Tech Corps Wisconsin.
The grant is part of $11.25 million in grants for 29 community college projects.