State To Award $6M for Job Training Projects in Nursing, Biotechnology
Last week, California's Employment Training Panel announced plans to award more than $6 million to boost job training for nurses and biotechnology workers in the state, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.
Of the 17 projects that will receive funding, 14 will help support nurse training programs at not-for-profit hospitals. The awards will be the first round of grants approved under the panel's new nurse training initiative.
About $1.3 million will go toward job training programs at Amyris Biotechnologies, Bayer Healthcare and other biotechnology firms.The grants are funded through an employment training tax on large firms in California (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 12/11). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.