EGCC Gets Grant to Bolster Health Care Training Programs

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio – The Eastern Gateway Community College campuses in Youngstown and Steubenville have received funding to help train workers for in-demand health care jobs.

The campuses received $224,000 in the sixth round of Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (Rapids) Grant funding from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

The Youngstown campus is partnering with Youngstown State University to improve local workforce efforts. The Steubenville campus is partnering with Belmont College, Washington State and Zane State colleges.

Both campuses will purchase equipment, including mannequins, for their programs, including EMT/EMS, Medical Assisting, Nursing, Practical Nursing, Radiology, and Respiratory Therapy.

“The Rapids program continues to be a successful way to bolster Ohio’s workforce efforts and create a pipeline of skilled workers for regional employers,” said Randy Gardner, chancellor of the state higher education department. “[It] puts Eastern Gateway students in a position to train and learn with up-to-date equipment, which puts them on a path to a successful career.”

Art Daly, senior vice president of the college and chief development officer, cited the support from local partners for the grant award.

“It takes collaboration from our hospitals, fire departments, ambulance services and doctor offices to the Community Action Councils and Workforce Development boards to create a talent pipeline for our local healthcare partners,” Daly said.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.