Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield announced in a press release the launch of a limited time grant-funded program that gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to receive one of three healthcare certifications while still attending high school.
This program and opportunity are funded by and made possible through West Virginia’s new Perkins Collaborative Reserve Grant. This grant opportunity covers the cost of instruction, supplies and certification exams. Program tracks include medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, or certified nursing assistant.
“We are so excited to be able to offer this program this year. It will be an incredible opportunity for students who want to earn healthcare certifications to get to work immediately after high school graduation or jump start their higher education journey to pursue a medical career. Not only does this save time post-graduation, but students save money on their college tuition by earning credit in high school should they choose to enroll at Eastern,” said Melissa Shockey, program manager, Workforce Education.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of this program and to begin offering this option to high school students in the area interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. This opportunity is not only great for these students but for the state of West Virginia as we get more students certified to enter the workforce in high-demand healthcare positions,” said Dr. Tom Striplin, Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College president.
Enrollment must be received by Aug. 1.