Moberly Area Community College has been awarded a $696,011 Training for Tomorrow grant. This grant initiative is focused on increasing training capacity of Missouri community colleges by expanding or developing new programs to train Missourians in high-demand career pathways that will help drive local and state economic recovery efforts.
With receipt of these funds, MACC will develop and implement several new short-term and certificate training programs as well as one associate degree program that will provide the citizens of Northeast and Central Missouri additional training and skills in high-demand career fields. The overall strategy of the grant proposal was designed to include programs and training opportunities that would benefit a wide variety of people throughout MACC’s sixteen county service region.
One major program in this grant is an Accelerated Associated Degree Nursing Program that will be simultaneously delivered among the MACC-Moberly, MACC-Mexico, and Kirksville Area Technical Center (KATC) locations. With the collaboration of MACC and KATC, and with the use of new cutting-edge distance education technology this program will be one of the first of its kind. This program is scheduled to begin Fall 2011.
Other program additions awarded in the grant are: Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate and Certified Phlebotomist programs in Mexico, a Cisco Networking program in Hannibal, a newly designed Certified Nursing Assistant program in Moberly, Microsoft Application Specialist training and a variety of short-term Certificates of Specialization at multiple MACC sites.
This grant was a competitive grant process and is funded from the Second Supplemental Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant, a federal program to assist with economic recovery efforts. Additional program information and timelines for training start dates will be released at a later time.