Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) has been awarded $149,140 from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to expand healthcare training capacity in Nurse Aide, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medication Aide, and Phlebotomy Technician programs. These programs lead to short-term credentials that quickly allow students to enter high-demand health careers in the region.
“We are grateful for the continued support of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. Their partnership and support of P&HCC ensures our students have access to programs and training that lead to high demand careers in our area,” said P&HCC Foundation executive director Tiffani Underwood.
The expansion of programming both on P&HCC’s main campus and in partnership with programming at The Franklin Center in Rocky Mount will increase credentials and help place medical professionals in jobs in the area.
“Career opportunities in the healthcare industry are abundant and pay well, providing economic mobility for our graduates and their families. Patrick & Henry Community College has a strong history of preparing students for these careers, and we are excited to partner with Franklin County and the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to offer healthcare certification programs at The Franklin Center. Once a faculty member is hired, P&HCC plans to offer healthcare programming that meets both the interests of students and needs of employers,” said P&HCC vice president for workforce, economic and community development Rhonda Hodges.
P&HCC Foundation will provide a dollar for dollar match to supplement TRRC funding.