Grant Funds Available for Qualified Dislocated Workers to Pursue Nursing Career

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Nursing Pathway grant funds are now available for qualified dislocated workers, including veterans, who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing. Participants must be a resident of Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry or Yadkin County. This funding is available for a limited time.

The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board, in collaboration with the Piedmont Alliance for Triad Healthcare (PATH), an advisory council that advocates for and further develops the Healthcare workforce, are implementing a regional certified Nursing Pathway to address the significant challenge for the healthcare industry of an insufficient number of qualified healthcare workers.

Specifically the funds will be used to:

• Assess workers for suitability to healthcare careers

• Enroll suitable workers in a Nursing Pathway-appropriate training program offered by an approved training provider

• Enhance and subsidize Human Resources Development (HRD) classes to include Nursing Pathway-appropriate training program offered by an approved training provider

• Subsidize Career Readiness Certification (CRC) and WorkKeys training

• Subsidize additional fees directly related to training (e.g., background checks, drug tests, textbooks, etc.)

Interested participants are urged to apply soon by contacting Erica Lawson, NCWorks 336-427-3100 ext. 3011 or erica.lawson@nullrescare.com.

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