CIRINO ANNOUNCES GRANT TO HELP STUDENTS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY
COLUMBUS - State Senator Jerry C. Cirino (R-Kirtland) announced today the Ohio Controlling Board has approved $169,033.57 for the Workforce Based Training and Equipment program at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland. The money will be used to purchase and provide geospatial and health technology equipment for the training of students pursuing careers in healthcare and geomatics (the science that deals with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface.)
"This is a win-win for our students and the business community," said Cirino. "The demand for skilled workers in these programs is high."
The equipment will be used by students enrolled in Nursing, Nurse Assistant, Surgical Tech, Medical Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Histotechnology, and Geospatial Technology programs offered at Lakeland. It will help provide the hands-on training to develop skills required to gain employment, benefiting the community and region.
Lakeland faculty anticipate that 390 students will access the equipment included in this request every year – 300 in nursing; 40 in dental hygiene; 30 in geospatial technology; and 20 in histotechnology.