West Kentucky Community and Technical College Receives Funding to Train LPN’s

Almost $300,000 was recently awarded to two initiatives to expand workforce development opportunities throughout Western Kentucky. On Thursday, December 3, Governor Andy Beshear confirmed that the Delta Regional Authority gave $256,580 as part of their Delta Workforce Grant Program that expands on-the-job training opportunities, develops workers who are well trained in vital industries and it produces the opportunity for residents of Paducah and the Green River area. West Kentucky Community and Technical College will utilize $106,580 for their LPN-RN Accelerated Bridge program that puts online coursework with a simulation lab to let their students to finish their program in as little as a single year. The program will assist in offsetting a shortage of nurses by putting well-trained employees into the workforce by training a maximum of forty-five LPNs.



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