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Texas Workforce Commission Awards $92K to La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions

October 11, 2016 GMT

La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions has received a JET (Jobs and Education for Texans) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission for $92,539.00.

The grant is open to public community and technical colleges, and to independent school districts, for programs that focus on supporting new, emerging industries or high-demand occupations. The grant will help purchase and install medical equipment to provide 214 students in the medical profession with training for nursing assistants.

“With this contribution we will be able to help fund CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) certification exams for our students and purchase equipment such as hospital beds, mannequins, stethoscopes, wheelchairs, and other necessary training tools,” said Principal Lee-Ann Alaniz-Herrera.

While some items will be utilized during the student’s freshmen and sophomore years, the bulk of the equipment will be immensely beneficial during the practicum courses, which take place in the junior and senior years.

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, STC, and Mission Regional Medical Center endorsed La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions for the grant.