Grayson College Partners with Carrus Health for $ 414,927 Professional Education Grant from TWC

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Denison, Texas ?? Grayson College is partnering with Carrus Health for a $ 414,927 job training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills Development Fund. Grayson College will provide vocational training and administer grant funding.

GC will provide 8,530 hours of training to Carrus employees to upgrade 183 existing workers and hire 35 new employees. Ninety-two courses will be offered, including Certified Mental Health Technician, Essential Critical Care Orientation, Phlebotomy Technician and Foundational Skills for Registered Nurses, among others.

?? Carrus Health is sincerely grateful to Grayson College and the Center for Workplace Learning for this incredible opportunity, ?? Head nurse Carrus Tricia Wood, MSN, RN, CCRN-K acknowledged. This grant provides our staff with professional development through training programs and advanced certification courses that will have a positive impact on our entire community. As the healthcare crisis continues, programs like these help to strengthen our appreciation and support for our local healthcare heroes.

Photo of Carrus Health employees participating in professional development training. photo courtesy of Carrus Santé

?? I am grateful for the role Grayson College is playing in supporting essential health care providers as they serve our friends and neighbors in Texoma, ?? said Grayson College President Dr Jeremy McMillen. “In particular, because Grayson College is a founding member of the Texoma Behavioral Health Leadership Team, I am encouraged to see the training of Carrus employees in support of care for people with mental illness. This skills grant offers GC another significant way to improve the lives of people living with mental health challenges.

The Skills Development Fund provides local personalized training opportunities for Texas businesses and workers to increase skill levels and wages for the Texas workforce. Since 2016, Grayson College has partnered with local businesses to provide more than $ 8.2 million in skills training in Grayson and Fannin counties with support from the Skills Development Fund grants.

Employers are encouraged to contact the Grayson College Workplace Learning Center at 903-463-8765 to explore training opportunities available with the TWC Skills Development Fund.


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