Fresno County Agency Receives Grant To Help Fund Training Programs for Health Care Professionals
The Fresno County Workforce Investment Board has received an $800,000 grant from the state to help fund efforts to train residents for health care-related occupations, the Fresno Bee reports. The grant will be used to provide training for about 110 people in Fresno, Stockton, Modesto and Bakersfield.
According to the Bee, the program is intended to help employees at Kaiser Permanente and Catholic Healthcare West complete courses to become nurses, prerequisite courses to enter nursing programs or coursework for other health-care related occupations. Kaiser and CHW are working with FCWIB on the program, which is not limited to Kaiser and CHW employees.
The program began in February and will run through March 2007. The grant is part of $13 million provided by the Workforce Investment Act and Wagner-Peyser Act that the state has awarded to local work force development organizations, educational institutions and community-based groups (Fresno Bee, 3/29).