Eastern Gateway Receives $221K in State Funds

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state Controlling Board has approved $221,496 for Eastern Gateway Community College.

The funds will be used to enhance the Associate Degree in Nursing program and other medical-related certificate programs in Steubenville, Jefferson County and Youngstown by purchasing nursing mannequins and other training equipment. 

“The pandemic taught us a valuable lesson about the importance of health care workers, and I continue hearing stories about staffing shortages and how necessary it is to find nurses and pay them well,” state Rep. Lauren McNally of Youngstown, D-59th, said in announcing the funding. “I’m glad our local community colleges can play a role in both filling this workforce shortage and providing the education that leads to a good-paying job.”

The funds released by the Controlling Board are part of the Ohio Department of Education’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills program, which aims to retain and expand existing businesses, attract new enterprises and further entrepreneurship.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.