Mass. is getting $3.2m in health care training grants
Massachusetts has been allocated $3.2 million in federal grants designed to help train the state's work force for careers in health care, the office of Governor Deval L. Patrick announced today.
"The funds have been awarded to 16 work force investment boards that have partnered with health care businesses and community colleges to provide training to both unemployed and incumbent workers to prepare for health careers," Patrick's office said in a press release.
According to state figures, one out of every seven jobs in Massachusetts is in the health care and social assistance sector. The federal funds are in the form of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants, Patrick's office added.