MARTINSVILLE, VA – The Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission awarded a grant for more than $210,000 to Patrick & Henry Community College.
P&HCC says this will enable them to transform existing instructional space into a new healthcare training facility and to expand its health career training offerings.
With this funding and a newly renovated space, not only will the current healthcare programs’ capacity expand, P&HCC also plans to add nurse aide as a dual enrollment training option for local high school students.
The college says it will use funds to renovate a room in Philpott Hall, create a healthcare skills lab, and hire an additional instructor.
With a new lab and a new instructor, the college will increase the capacity of existing healthcare programs which include nursing, practical nursing, nurse aide, phlebotomy, and certified clinical medical assistant.
Once the renovation and the skills lab addition is complete, P&HCC will begin offering nurse aide as a dual enrollment training option.
The college expects to have the renovations completed and the new faculty hired by January 2022 and to begin the dual enrollment program by August 2023.
Those interested in healthcare classes, should contact Director of Nursing and Allied Health Amy Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-656-0248.