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Union County College Offers the Opportunity to Train in Health-Related Programs

Thursday, October 16, 2014


CRANFORD - Are you interested in becoming a pharmacy or phlebotomy technician? Would you like to receive your degree as an emergency medical technician for free? Union County College is a member of the Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium which works to strengthen and expand health care industry occupational training, leading to certifications and employment. The programming offered through the consortium is possible through the Health Professions Opportunity Grant. 

The Health Professions Opportunity Grant is a project funded by the Administration for Children and Families and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Grant Number 90FX0001. This grant provides training opportunities to help people improve their skills and find better jobs. Eligible applicants are chosen through a random lottery. Two-thirds of eligible applicants will be selected and will receive funding and support through the grant. If chosen, students could have the following education-related expenses paid for, such as: tuition, required textbooks, required medical supplies, required uniform, certification/licensure exams, and job search assistance. 

The program offered through the grant can cover the following health-related non-credit programs: Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician, Pharmacy Technician, and Phlebotomy Technician. The credit-based program that is covered by the grant is the Emergency Medical Technician.

Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2015 admission to Union County College. If you are interested in learning more about the Health Professions Opportunity Grant and how it can help you, please call (908) 412-3562 or email hpog@ucc.edu. Additional information can also be found at http://www.ucchpog.com/.
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