Gateway Technical College received a $1.8 million federal grant this year to help low-income health career students earn their degree by providing them with a number of supportive resources and assistance.
This award amount represents the first year of a five-year Health Professions Opportunity Program grant that may total as much as $9.5 million depending on the amounts determined annually by Congressional appropriations. It will focus on student education and training that will address the needs of low-income students and those who qualify for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
Gateway will assist qualifying students through a combination of innovative individualized approaches including job training, post-secondary education and other supportive services. This grant was issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Gateway health care programs include: Community Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Health Information Technology, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Assistant, Medical Billings Clerk, Medical Transcription, Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography and Surgical Technology.
The start date will be announced when the program’s implementation plan has been fully determined.
Gateway Technical College collaborates with communities in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties to ensure economic growth and viability by providing education, training, leadership and technological resources to meet the changing needs of students, employers and communities.