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2018 November 6 - 10:37 am

Grants & Gifts

A Summary Listing of Grants and Gifts at Colleges Around the Nation

The Texas Workforce Commission issued a $243,556 grant to the Alvin Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program to for patient simulation. The funds will be used to purchase equipment to be used in patient simulation scenarios with an emphasis on interdisciplinary care. The grant was issued through the Workforce Commission’s Jobs and Education for Texans program. Patient simulation is an important aspect of preparing nursing students for the workforce. “Due to the complex nature of a typical patient’s health care needs, it is essential for nurses to work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team,” Fontenot said. “Instituting an interprofessional simulation will teach nursing students the critical skill of communication and teamwork with other members of the healthcare team. “Obtaining a JET grant is an important boost to the Nursing program, one of the most in-demand programs at ACC. “We are extremely pleased to have been awarded this generous equipment grant that will allow our students to increase their own unique skill sets while also learning to work with others as part of the larger healthcare team,” said Cindy Griffith, vice president of instruction.

From left to right: Kevin Cameron, Marion County commissioner; Holly Nelson, executive dean, Chemeketa; Ken Hector and Neva Hutchinson, Chemeketa Board of Education; Janet Carlson, Sam Brentano, Marion County Commissioners; Julie Huckestein, Chemeketa president/CEO.

The Marion County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $100,000 grant to Chemeketa Community College (Oregon) to support its new Diesel Mechanics Program. This career technical program will serve a variety of businesses and employers within the transportation sector and will be located in Brooks, Oregon. Grant funds will be used for equipment and tools needed for students in the program. Students graduating from the twoyear program will receive an associate of applied science degree and be job ready in a field that pays a living wage and contributes to the region’s economic vitality. Program participants will be trained to work on both agriculture and transportation equipment which will serve all parts of the Chemeketa district, in particular, the rural areas that have a harder time finding qualified technicians. “We are pleased to support Chemeketa Community College in this endeavor and are thankful for their continued partnership on this and other projects,” Commissioner Kevin Cameron remarked on behalf of the board. Transportation is a state and regional priority. Chemeketa’s planned Diesel Mechanics Program will be an important asset for our community. This grant is an investment in Marion County’s economy and will help prepare students for long term, high paying career opportunities in both the trucking and large agricultural equipment industries.”

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