Gateway Technical College in Kenosha was awarded $1,828,442 to provide healthcare training for low-income individuals.
The Health Profession Opportunity Grants, funded through the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, will provide training for home care aides, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, pharmacy technicians, emergency medical technicians, licensed vocational nurses, registered nurses, dental assistants, and health information technicians. The grant will also fund supportive services such as transportation, dependent care, and temporary housing.
The grant was announced Tuesday by Sen. Herb Kohl, D-WI; the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Inc. will get $3,401,260, and the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena $2,067,926.
Kohl, chairman of the Special Committee on Aging, said the grants result from provisions he crafted that were signed into law. “These new programs are a clear signal of Congress’ intent and commitment to build a high-quality health care workforce for our growing population of older Americans,” Kohl said.
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