CCM Receives Funding for New Free Healthcare Training Program
Federal Funding to Support Expansion of Health Professions Pathway Initiative – Posted 9/30/14
County College of Morris (CCM) is being awarded $800,000 through a federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant to expand its free healthcare training programs for qualified individuals.
The college will be receiving the funds through the New Jersey Health Professions Pathways to Regional Excellence Project (NJ-PREP) consortium. Led by Bergen Community College, the NJ-PREP consortium builds upon the success of the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Pathway program, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which has resulted in 1,100 people in Northern New Jersey securing employment in health care.
“We’re delighted that CCM will be receiving this additional funding to continue offering free training and support services for people to gain employment in a range of healthcare fields,” said Dr. Jane Armstrong, dean of Corporate and Community Programs, who will be administering the grant at CCM.
The NJ-PREP consortium is looking to serve more than 2,000 participants through this grant award. Training and job placement services will be provided over the next three years for such healthcare jobs as home health aides, pharmacy technicians, and billing and coding specialists.