MACC Receives MoHealthWINs Grant
Moberly Area Community College announced at its October Board of Trustees meeting that it is one of 12 Missouri Community Colleges to receive a Department of Labor grant totaling $20 million.
The grant is titled MoHealthWINs and focuses on four strategic priorities: 1) Accelerate progress for low-skilled and adult workers, 2) Improve retention and achievement rates, 3) Build programs that meet industry needs, and 4) Strengthen online and technology-enabled learning.
The MoHealthWINs consortium is based on several statewide agendas, including increasing the number Missourians who hold postsecondary credentials and educating more students in science, technology, engineering, and math. This work also aligns closely with the state’s coordinating board of higher education, the Governor’s Strategic Plan for Economic Development; his call for increased collaboration and resource-sharing among colleges; and the Division of Workforce Development’s efforts to engage community and technical colleges and local workforce investment boards.
The consortium is focusing on health services such as Health Care Technician, Health Information Technology, Nursing, Mechanical/Maintenance Technology, and IT Infrastructure.
MACC will use its $328,358 share of the grant to develop an online version of the Medical Laboratory Technician program, which is currently only available at the Advanced Technology Center in Mexico.